BREAKING: Mayor of Texas town where blast leveled fertilizer plant says he doesn't know how many were hurt or killed apne.ws/13jUbOj— The Associated Press (@AP) April 18, 2013
That's the latest word from the officials on the ground. Earlier, we heard this:
RT @jayfhicks: Dr. George Smith, Director of West EMS: He believes there are 60 to 70 dead and hundreds injured.— KWTX News 10 (@kwtx) April 18, 2013
There haven't been any deaths reported at Waco Hillcrest, but it's still early. These numbers could be vastly inflated or too low. We saw it just a few days ago with the Boston Marathon bombing.
You can watch a live feed of CBS coverage online here.
They have asked the town of West to evacuate, preferably to the South, due to concerns of ammonia fumes.
If you would like to help, please do not attempt to drive to the area. Leave the highway open for emergency personnel. A better way to help is to give blood at your local blood bank. Unfortunately, it looks like the region is going to need it.