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A fertilizer plant outside Waco, Texas exploded last night, killing at least five people and injuring hundreds more. The explosion could be felt for miles and many thought there had been an earthquake of some sort. Meanwhile, one man who stopped to film the burning building shot some footage I may never be able to get out of my head.
First he and what sounds like a little girl are filming, but then there is an after explosion of some kind and the little girl seems to be unable to hear and definitely sounds like she wants to get out of there fast.
Terrifying stuff, especially in light of the other news this week. Between the Boston Marathon attacks, the gun bill filibuster, and this, I have had about all I can take of children getting hurt because adults are careless or cruel or both. See below (WARNING: THE FOOTAGE IS DISTURBING):
As of now, it's unclear what caused the explosion or even how many people were killed in it. Sources are saying it's between five and 15. CNN reports the actual toll may climb as high as 60 or 70 when all is said and done.
The cause for the blast is yet unknown, but no one has said anything about bombs or terrorism, though in the wake of Boston, I am sure many minds will go there. Its location -- next to an apartment complex, a nursing home, and a middle school -- is especially disturbing.
When will this end? This week has just been one awful thing after another after another. It's supposed to be a lovely week in spring when the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the flowers are starting to bloom.
Instead it's a week of nonstop tragedy and pain. I hope the poor little girl in this video is OK and that her dad (or whoever she is with) got her to safety. I also hope this explosion is an accident. It doesn't make it better or bring those people back to life, but at least there isn't an evil person out there who wanted it to happen. I don't think I can take any more of those.
My heart goes out to every single victim.
Do you think this was an accident?
Image via YouTube