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And a fertilizer plant that exploded flattened part of a rural Texas town killing as many as fifteen people injuring more than a 160.
That that plant went up in flames.
And at first responders.
Showed up to fight the blaze and then it exploded.
And we showed you some of that tape at the top of the hour.
The Texas governor warning that the number of dead and injured them -- this is a man who was just filming yeah.
-- filming the initial blaze.
And then the explosion came you can hear the terror.
Between that man and his his child.
Joining me now by phone is sheriff -- now MacNamara he is the McLennan county sheriff sheriff thank you very much for being here.
What -- we know at this hour in terms of the number of fatalities still -- fifteen.
I'm meg and we're not sure -- and number at this time we have several search and rescue teams that are.
-- active right now at -- site of the explosion and the surrounding area so.
A later on state we should know world what a bit more.
Right now we're in the process of destroying.
Do the best and if that situation very -- here.
And they're so much devastation.
Explosion which which -- -- Powerful and it certainly devastated this you know -- -- a bit community.
Reporters this Fitch standard and doing everything it can't help.
That's always the blessing when you see these things if you find a silver lining it's how the people come together -- -- being told that the that the the damage included fifty to 75 houses and apartment complex at about fifty units a middle school.
A nursing home.
They had to evacuate over a hundred patients how did it how did it spread so wide so fast the devastation.
-- we really don't know except there it was apparently an extremely large amount of fertilizer -- -- up.
The damage is sort of very extensive some of the houses and buildings so -- level.
There's houses that -- Receive extensive damage that are blocks away you know somebody.
Idea to -- half -- -- And it's incredibly all the power.
I know you say it looks like a war zone will continue to watch it sheriff thank you -- -- the time to do it.
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