Thousands evacuated after explosions at Texas chemical plant

Almost 60,000 people have been evacuated after a series of explosions took place at the Port Neches chemical plant in Texas. 

Three employees sustain injury in the initial explosion which happened at 1am on Wednesday. A second larger explosion took place on later that afternoon, followed by a number of smaller explosions throughout the day. 

Residents in the surrounding areas said their windows and doors were blown out because of the impact. 

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