At Least 12 Dead, 200 Wounded In Massive Explosion Near Waco Texas

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At Least 12 Dead, 200 Wounded In Massive Explosion Near Waco Texas

  • 07/16/2013 09:34 AM EDT

In the small town of West, Texas near Waco, 12 bodies have been cleared from the wreckage of a massive explosion Wednesday. About 200 people were injured, according to statements from Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Jason Reyes.

West is a small farming community about 20 miles from Waco, Texas. Over 150 buildings were evacuated.

Authorities say there's no reason to think that the explosion is anything other than an accident started by a fire.