Police: 2 dead following warehouse explosion in Houston

A large explosion destroyed a Watson Grinding warehouse in Houston , TX resulting in two known fatalities, local authorities have said.

At approximately 4:20 a.m. the building suffered an explosive incident. It is probable some of the manufacturing equipment inside, where chemicals such as thermal coatings are produced, are the cause of the explosion, but a criminal investigation has been started to try and factually determine what caused it.

Buildings nearby were hit with debris and some of the nearby buildings had fractured walls and rooftops.

Local authorities are asking residents who live nearby to search their homes and neighborhoods for any debris, as well as body parts, and to contact police if they find anything that could aid in the investigation.

Some nearby homes were damaged as a result of the concussion, some even being knocked entirely off their foundations.


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