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WATCH LIVE COVERAGE OF MASSIVE FERTILIZER EXPLOSION IN WEST, TEXAS

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A massive explosion at a fertilizer manufacturing plant in the city of West, Texas has caused major injuries and a death toll that could be unimaginable according to officials on the scene in the tiny town.

“It was a like a nuclear bomb went off,” Mayor Tommy Muska said. “Big old mushroom cloud. There are a lot of people that got hurt. There are a lot of people that will not be here tomorrow.”

Fire officials fear that the number of casualties could rise as high as 60 to 70 dead, said Dr. George Smith, the emergency management system director of the city.