Search continues for survivors after Texas fertilizer plant explosion

(CBS42)
(CBS42)

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16x9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1366323571&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4023304&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1366323571 type=script]WEST, Texas (WIAT) — The search continues on Thursday after an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas on Wednesday night.

The death toll is estimated to be between 5 and 15. More than 150 others are reportedly injured.

The factory belonged to West Fertilizer Inc. and was located about 20 miles outside of Waco, Texas. It exploded and recorded as a small earthquake in cities as far away as Amarillo, Texas.

Initially, emergency responders thought it was a bomb.

Wounded people arrived at hospitals as far away as Dallas.

Authorities say there is no sign of a crime, but they need to wait for the scene to cool so they can begin their investigation.

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