West Fertilizer Plant explosion
|West Fertilizer Plant explosion|
Aftermath of the blasts
|Location||West Fertilizer Co.,
1471 Jerry Mashek Drive,
West, Texas, United States
|Date||April 17, 2013
7:50:38 p.m. CDT (UTC−05:00)
|Injured||more than 160|
The West Fertilizer Plant explosion happened in West, Texas, near Waco, in which an explosion took place just before 7:50 pm CDT. There was massive damage to buildings and houses. Fourteen people were killed and over 160 injured. The cause of this blast was ammonium nitrate. However, the cause of the fire that took place before the explosion is currently unknown.
References[change | change source]
- Nomaan Merchant and John L. Mone (April 18, 2013). "Fertilizer Plant Explosion In Texas Levels Buildings, Claims As Many As 15 Lives". The Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/18/fertilizer-plant-explosion-texas_n_3106023.html. Retrieved April 19, 2013.
- Formby, Brandon (May 6, 2013). "Investigators blame ammonium nitrate in massive West explosion - The Dallas Morning News". Dallasnews.com. http://www.dallasnews.com/news/west-explosion/headlines/20130506-investigators-blame-ammonium-nitrate-in-massive-west-explosion.ece.
- "Ammonium nitrate was trigger for Texas blast, state agency says". Reuters. May 7, 2013. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/07/us-usa-explosion-texas-idUSBRE9460GP20130507.