The state of Texas, and the Nation as a whole, are still reeling from an explosion at the fertilizer plant West Fertilizer of the town West, about 20 miles north of Waco, Texas.
At least 5-15 people are dead with more than 170 injured with various cuts, bruises, burns, and head trauma. http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/18/us/texas-explosion/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
The cause of the fire is not yet known, but the explosion could be heard as many as 45 miles away. It is said to have blown the doors and windows out of hundreds of homes in the 2800 member community of West, Texas.
A video captured by a father allows one to witness the sheer force and magnitude of this event:
CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Fertilizer Plant Explosion Near Waco, Texas (via zidyboby)
In a week where this country was rocked by the Boston Bombing, which you can read about here, http://www.mmamania.com/2013/4/15/4227954/boston-mma-community-rocked-by-marathon-explosions-tragedy-ufc, one must wonder how much worse it can get.
Please send your thoughts and prayers to the citizens of West, Texas along with the people of Boston.
Update: My original source, http://www.examiner.com/article/up-to-70-people-killed-texas-fertilizer-plant-explosion-near-waco-with-video, obviously was not a good one, and with the size of the explosion, at the time I wrote this it seemed like I logical number. I have edited, updated, and fixed it. I apologize.