It was like a nuclear bomb went off. Big old mushroom cloud. There are a lot of people that got hurt. There are a lot of people that will not be here tomorrow.

The mayor of West, Tommy Muska, told reporters of a massive explosion at a fertiliser plant  in the town of West near Waco in Texas, severely damaging a nursing home, schools and houses. Casualties could run into the hundreds.

Edit: correction thanks to jaysnn