Explosion at a fertiliser plant near Waco
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Texas blast: Local resident describes the scene as 'like a war zone'

Dozens of people are reported injured and others are trapped in burning buildings after an explosion at a fertiliser plant near Waco in the US state of Texas.

Firefighters, ambulances and six helicopters have been mobilised to deal with the situation.

Several buildings are reported to be on fire, some of them in neighbouring residential areas, KWTX-TV reported.

William Snider a local resident who lives in West told the BBC: "It is like a war zone".