Entire Hospital Staff Arrives to Deal with Wave of Patients
West Texas Explosion

A large explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant left many dead and 180 wounded. Staff at area hospitals scrambled to treat patients.

The explosion was the result of a small fire at West Fertilizer in West, Texas. The fire apparently spread to tanks that contained chemicals used which prompted a massive blast.

At Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, the entire staff arrived at the facility to help treat the wounded. The hospital received more than 100 patients with lacerations, broken bones, and burn injuries.

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