Texas blast: Some firefighters go missing

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Washington, April 18: Six to seven firefighters who went to the fertiliser plant near Waco was yet to be traced, local media reports said. They added that the firefighters had radio links with them but the connection might have been disrupted by the explosion.

Another report said that a school located close to the fertiliser plant was evacuated two months ago owing to the plant fore, something which points to the ongoing problem at the place.

Public safety department trooper D L Wilson said half of the West was evacuated and more would be done by Wednesday night itself.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote"><p><a href="http://t.co/atFpTLauxh" title="http://www.carterbloodcare.org/">carterbloodcare.org</a> is asking for blood donations following <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23WestTX">#WestTX</a> blast. They ask donors to visit website, make appointment tomorrow.</p>— copperhead7903 (@copperhead7903) <a href="https://twitter.com/copperhead7903/status/324763439635501056">April 18, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

One tweet said carterbloodcare.org/ was asking for blood donations to help those injured in the blast and were suffering from blood loss. The authorities asked donors to visit the website and make appointment on Thursday.

One media report said there was no big concern for any sort of fumes engulfing the vicinity following the ammonium blasts.

The authorities reportedly started a second round of checking in the nearby areas to find any fresh victim when the last reports came in.

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