An explosion occurred at the West Fertilizer Plant just before 8:00pm Central Time. ABC news has reported, 179 people hospitalized with 10 additional people in triage. At least 24 are in critical condition.

“It was a like a nuclear bomb went off,” Mayor Tommy Muska told CNN. “Big old mushroom cloud. There are a lot of people that got hurt. There are a lot of people that will not be here tomorrow.”  Muska also told residents to stay in inside because of the hydrous gas that is still in the air.

The explosion registered as 2.1 magnitude quake according the USGS. Residents about 30 miles away in the town of Buffford told ABC News that they felt the quake.

THIS IS A WARNING! THE FOLLOWING VIDEO IS DISTURBING AND CONTAINS GRAPHIC LANGUAGE!!!

This is a heart stopping video of a man and his son capturing video of the plant on fire when the explosion occurs. I have never seen anything like it before.