This video, posted by YouTube user zidyboby, captures the explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, just north of Waco. Hundreds of people are believed to have been injured in the massive blast that happened Wednesday, and authorities are urging about half of the town's residents to leave due to possibly toxic fumes. (via The New York Times' Brian Stelter) Watch live coverage of the blast, from NBC 5, here.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- Why is American internet so slow?
- 7 ways to be the most interesting person in any room
- Colorado’s new ‘drive high, get a DUI’ commercials are actually pretty clever
- What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?
- What the collapse of the Ming Dynasty can tell us about American decline
- Who are the real gay marriage bigots?
- 10 things you need to know today: March 9, 2014
- Ukraine's fraught relationship with Russia: A brief history
- This energy source could solve all of our problems — so why is no one talking about it?
- 22 TV shows to watch in 2014
Subscribe to the Week