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Texas. Fertilizer Plant Explosion – In Pictures

Dozens injured and at least five people dead in a fertilizer factory explosion near the city of Waco in the U.S. state of Texas, The blast, which occurred in a factory “West Vertelaiser”, led to the outbreak of fires in neighboring buildings and the collapse of some of them, Police said that half of the city was evacuated because of fears of further explosions or leaks of toxic gases, The officer William Swantn of the police directorate in Waco, said he had been cut off power supply in the city to prevent any other incidents.

Said Executive Director of the Medical Center in Waco Glen Robinsan to the network, “CNN” The hospital had received about 66 injured, including about 38 in serious condition. “

Texas. Fertilizer Plant Explosion - In Pictures

Vehicles are seen near the remains of the plant

With smoke rising in the distance, a law enforcement officer mans a checkpo

A fire truck destroyed by the blast sits in the remains

A television station sets up in front of a building with windows blown out

Firefighters check a destroyed apartment complex near the plant

Glass windows lay shattered on the pavement

Remains of a fertilizer plant

Remains of the fertilizer plant and vehicles

Rescue workers work near a damaged apartment complex

Smoke fills the air

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