Update: We’ve changed the confirmed dead from 15 to 5 to reflect the lower end of the range currently being offered by officials, after some readers raised concerns that reporting the higher end could be deceptive. — Scott @ SFB
I said, ‘This thing is going to blow’ … and I told my mom and dad to get in the car. I was standing next to my car with my fiancee, waiting for my parents to come out and (the plant) exploded. It knocked us into the car… Every house within about four blocks is blown apart.Bill Bohannan • Discussing the explosion he witnessed in the town of West, Texas, an explosion which appears to have injured dozens, including firefighters. Bohannan was visiting his parents, who live in the city, when the fertilizer plant exploded. A number of nearby buildings, including a nursing home, were evacuated.