West EMS Director Dr. George Smith says as many as 60 or 70 people died and hundreds were injured Wednesday night in a fertilizer plant explosion in West.It appears some underestimated the potential danger. A video on YouTube was shot by people watching the fire - until an explosion rocked their vehicle.
Numerous structures are reported damaged, including a nursing home and an apartment building. West Middle School was said to be on fire.
Update: Death toll remains well under earlier estimate, but others remain unaccounted for.