WATCH IT: Texas plant blast caught on tape

Posted at 9:03 AM, Apr 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-18 09:03:09-04

WEST, TEXAS (PIX11) — A massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant Wednesday, left as many as 15 people dead and over 160 injured. Some witnesses are saying the blast felt like a nuclear bomb in the town of West, Texas.

The explosion which was caught on tape by several witnesses, was felt as far 45 miles away and leveled several homes and business including a middle school and nearby nursing homes.

Authorities are treating the area as a crime scene as they continue to assess the situation in the small town.