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Massive Explosion at Texas Fertilizer Plant

A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas Wednesday evening left dozens of people injured and caused serious damage to nearby homes and buildings.

The plant was located in a small community located just outside the town of Waco. An official with the Texas Department of Public Safety says the blast caused fatalities, but he did not give a specific number.

Local firefighters were battling a fire burning at the plant when the blast occurred. Many buildings collapsed from the power of the blast, including a nursing home with over 100 residents.

The cause of the explosion is not known.

A nearby high school football field was turned into emergency staging area to treat the victims.

Texas Governor Rick Perry has issued a statement saying state resources have been mobilized to provide assistance to local authorities.

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