There has been a “mother of all bombs” grade industrial explosion near Waco, Texas, and the casualty count will likely be much higher that of the Boston Marathon terror attack on Monday.
A burning ammonia storage tank at the plant detonated in a explosion so powerful that it was felt as far as 40 miles away.
Friends from West say blocks gone RT @jasonwhitely: BREAKING: Source says large swath of West, Texas “leveled” in fertilizer plant explosion
— Bunkie Perkins (@BunkiePerkins) April 18, 2013
An eyewitness caught the blast on camera from a distance of what appears to be (I’m estimating) roughly ½-¾ mile away.
As bad as things may be, it doesn’t look like it will be as bad as the Texas City Disaster of April 16, 1947, which killed at least 581, and injured 5,000 more in America’s worst industrial accident. Eerily, that series of explosions was also was caused by the detonation of fertilizer (ammonium nitrate).