Port Neches: Texas chemical plant blasts lead to evacuation order

About 60,000 people have been evacuated from the area surrounding Port Neches in Texas after a series of huge explosions at a chemical plant.

Footage shows a flash of light before the plant was engulfed by flames. One video shows the door of a nearby house being blown off its hinges.

Three employees were injured in the initial explosion.

The first blast at 01:00 local time (07:00 GMT) on Wednesday was followed by a series of secondary explosions.

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Source: BBC News