04/18/2013 01:47 pm ET

West Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

After a massive explosion at West Fertilizer Co. in Texas Wednesday night, as many as 15 people are feared dead and upwards of 160 others injured. Rescue workers are continuing the search for survivors in the smoldering ruins in the wake of the devastation.

Eyewitness captured the horrifying images and sounds of the monstrous blast that leveled more than 60 homes and destroyed the small community of 3,000.

Here's a video round-up of the monstrous explosion, which had the strength of a small earthquake and could be heard miles away.

The shockwave felt by a father and son who thought they were far enough away:

A close-up view of the blast:

A first look at some of the devastation:


Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion
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