Pope: Prayers for Texas

2013-04-18 Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has written to his followers on twitter appealing for prayers for the victims of a devastating factory explosion and their families in Texas, USA. Writing on his @pontifex hashtag, the Holy Father says: "Please join me in praying for the victims of the explosion in Texas and their families".

A deadly explosion ripped through a Texas fertilizer plant near Waco late on Wednesday, injuring more than 100 people, leveling dozens of homes and damaging other buildings including a school and nursing home, authorities said.

They said an undetermined number of people had been killed, and that the death toll was expected to rise as search teams combed through the rubble of the demolished plant and surrounding homes.

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