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From fertilizer plant explosion in West: Czech Stop president says, ‘It’s just crazy here. Like a war zone.’ Lots of people hurt, she says.

— Bill Miller (@Bill_MillerST) April 18, 2013

More than 160 people were injured and five to 15 people were killed in the West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion that registered as a 2.1 magnitude earthquake.

Casualty number is 5 to 15 still and no. Of injured still 160+ #westexplosion

— Nick Dean (@bynickdean) April 18, 2013

Waco Tribune has many photos of devastation to town of West after explosion. bit.ly/11kbg9myfrog.com/hwdvqkp

— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) April 18, 2013

Photo from volunteer firefighter in West twitter.com/Bird1304/statu…

— Brandon (@Bird1304) April 18, 2013

Aerial view from chopper 5 of devastating blast damage in West, TX.#westexplosion @nbcdfw twitter.com/BrianCurtisNBC…

— Brian Curtis (@BrianCurtisNBC5) April 18, 2013

The destruction caused by the blast is impacting the search for survivors today.

First responders having to reinforce some of the structures in order to enter and search, PD says

— Kirsten Crow (@kirstencrow) April 18, 2013

Searchers have to shore up homes and apt complex before entering to search for people #westexplosion

— Nick Dean (@bynickdean) April 18, 2013

As daylight rose over the town, the devastation was captured in photos and on video.

EXPLOSION in West, TX:Here’s a first look at some one devastation, in daylight. #westexplosion youtu.be/BWFXF3l9Gao?ac

— David Schechter (@DavidSchechter) April 18, 2013

EXPLOSION:Seeing leveled homes. In foreground, melted vinyl siding from home in background. #westexplosion twitter.com/DavidSchechter…

— David Schechter (@DavidSchechter) April 18, 2013

WATCH: New video shows devastation of deadly #WestTX fertilizer plant explosion bit.ly/11kWNJ0 twitter.com/NewsBreaker/st…

— NewsBreaker (@NewsBreaker) April 18, 2013

Photo submitted to @wfaachannel8 of damage inside home in West, Texas: twitter.com/wfaachannel8/s…

— Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes) April 18, 2013

Lot of windows blown #WestExplosion These are homes about a mile away. twitter.com/Saulgarzafox4/…

— saul garza (@Saulgarzafox4) April 18, 2013

Unbelievable devastation in West, Tx. Store fronts blown out 5 blocks from blast sight twitter.com/CeciliaVegaABC…

— Cecilia Vega (@CeciliaVegaABC) April 18, 2013

PHOTO: This was slated to be a “history of West” museum. Windows blown out by blast. #WestExplosion @erickingnbc5 twitter.com/NewsBreaker/st…

— NewsBreaker (@NewsBreaker) April 18, 2013

Downtown West store owners out checking damage, cleaning up this a.m. twitter.com/albranch1/stat…

— Alex Branch (@albranch1) April 18, 2013

Lowell Brown is a Waco-area journalist.

On W. Spring St., half-mile from #westexploison site, windows & garage doors blown in. Neighborhood mostly evacuated.

— Lowell Brown (@LowellMBrown) April 18, 2013

Damage visible to homes on N. Davis, half-mile from #westexploison site. twitter.com/LowellMBrown/s…

— Lowell Brown (@LowellMBrown) April 18, 2013

More home damage on N Davis, half-mile from #westexploison site twitter.com/LowellMBrown/s…

— Lowell Brown (@LowellMBrown) April 18, 2013

Home on Sycamore Street, half-mile from #westexploison site twitter.com/LowellMBrown/s…

— Lowell Brown (@LowellMBrown) April 18, 2013

West Intermediate School this morning. twitter.com/LowellMBrown/s…

— Lowell Brown (@LowellMBrown) April 18, 2013

Outside damaged West Intermediate School twitter.com/LowellMBrown/s…

— Lowell Brown (@LowellMBrown) April 18, 2013

Looking toward #westexplosion area. twitter.com/LowellMBrown/s…

— Lowell Brown (@LowellMBrown) April 18, 2013

On N Regan St, looking north #westexploison twitter.com/LowellMBrown/s…

— Lowell Brown (@LowellMBrown) April 18, 2013

A house on N Regan, about half-mile from #westexplosion twitter.com/LowellMBrown/s…

— Lowell Brown (@LowellMBrown) April 18, 2013

Just talked to Michael Maler, 49, whose house was destroyed. He says he knew several of the dead: “(West) is never going to be the same.”

— Lowell Brown (@LowellMBrown) April 18, 2013

Cleaning up on N Main in downtown West. #westexploison twitter.com/LowellMBrown/s…

— Lowell Brown (@LowellMBrown) April 18, 2013

Door blown off storefront on N Main in West. #westexploison twitter.com/LowellMBrown/s…

— Lowell Brown (@LowellMBrown) April 18, 2013

Just talked to Michael Maler, 49, whose house was destroyed. He says he knew several of the dead: “(West) is never going to be the same.”

— Lowell Brown (@LowellMBrown) April 18, 2013

Outside West Bancshares in downtown West. #westexplosion twitter.com/LowellMBrown/s…

— Lowell Brown (@LowellMBrown) April 18, 2013

While rumors of looting have made the rounds, police say only one “isolated incident” was reported.

Re: Looting – one incident occurred last night and no arrest made in connection #westexplosion

— Nick Dean (@bynickdean) April 18, 2013

UPDATE: Spokesman said only one reported incident of looting. Occurred shortly after explosion in West, TX & it was “an isolated incident”

— FOX 4 NEWS (@FOX4) April 18, 2013

Related:

Full Twitchy coverage of the fertilizer plant explosion

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/04/18/like-a-war-zone-photos-and-video-show-devastating-damage-from-west-texas-explosion/

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