Explosion at ExxonMobil Plant in Texas Leaves Several Injured

Initial reports indicate that some type of "major industrial accident" occurred inside the plant in Baytown around 1 a.m. local time, which is located roughly 26 miles away from the city of Houston.

An explosion at an ExxonMobil plant in Texas rocked an entire town and left several people injured overnight. Initial reports indicate that some type of “major industrial accident” occurred inside the plant in Baytown around 1 a.m. local time, which is located roughly 26 miles away from the city of Houston. ExxonMobil confirmed a fire broke out at the facility, which houses a chemical plant and a 560,500-barrel-per-day oil refinery, and caused an explosion which could be felt by citizens from miles away. So far, four injuries have been reported, three of which were airlifted to hospitals. Their identities and exact conditions remain unknown. ExxonMobil confirmed on Twitter they are working with local authorities to resolve the issue as soon as possible, but neglected to provide further details.