5 in ICU after West fertilizer explosion

Posted at 8:11 AM, Apr 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-18 09:14:37-04

WACO, Texas (AP) - At least five people are in intensive care after a fertilizer plant explosion in West.

A spokesman at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco says the facility received 98 patients, including the five in intensive care. Another 30 have serious injuries, including orthopedic and head trauma.

Providence Health Center in Waco treated 65 patients from the explosion, admitting 12. A spokeswoman says those patients had broken bones, cuts, head injuries, minor burns and some breathing problems.

Two patients are being treated at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

Wednesday's fire and explosion killed between five and 15 people and injured more than 160 others.

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