UPDATE: Police say 5 to 15 people killed in Texas explosion

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Posted at 6:12 AM, Apr 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-18 02:22:02-04

WEST, Texas (AP) — Police in Texas say between five and 15 people were killed in a fertilizer plant explosion that also injured more than 160 others.

Waco police Sgt. William Patrick Swanton said early Thursday morning that the death toll is only an estimate as search and rescue operations remain under way in downtown West.

An explosion Wednesday night shook the ground with the strength of a small earthquake in the community of 2,800 people located about 20 miles north of Waco.

Swanton says there is no indication the blast was anything other than an industrial accident.