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Amateur video captures deadly Texas plant explosion

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Mobile video taken by a Texas resident and posted on YouTube shows the deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant Wednesday evening. Mobile video taken by a Texas resident and posted on YouTube shows the deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant Wednesday evening.
WEST, Texas (WJBK) -

Amateur video posted on YouTube shows the deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant in a small Texas town that killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 others.

Rescue workers searched rubble that witnesses compared to a war zone early Thursday for survivors.

The blast left the factory a smoldering ruin and leveled homes and businesses for blocks in every direction.

The explosion in downtown West, about 20 miles north of Waco, shook the ground with the strength of a small earthquake and could be heard dozens of miles away. It sent flames shooting into the night sky and rained burning embers, shrapnel and debris down on shocked and frightened residents.

- The Associated Press contributed to this report

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