Sunday, 21 April 2013

'God Bless Texas': No answers yet, but West holds a service in a hay field

'God Bless Texas': No answers yet, but West holds a service in a hay field, The people of West, Texas, still do not know the cause of the fertilizer plant explosion that killed at least 14 and injured 200 last Wednesday. According to an April 21 report on USA Today, nearly 70 federal and state investigators are still attempting to uncover the cause of the explosion. One thing the residents of the small town of West do know is how to deal with tragedy.

Today, the First Baptist Church of West held a community worship service in a hay field because the church building is within the area that is still cordoned off from the explosion. The pulpit was the back of a flatbed truck.

This service was preceded by another candlelight prayer service on April 18 held at the St. Mary's Assumption Catholic Church. You can view the attached slideshow of that service at St. Mary’s.

The 2,800 residents of West have been in a terrible limbo of waiting to hear the fate of friends and loved ones, and the condition of their homes. The investigators, however, will be going into the crater within the next few days to try to get some answers, according to Robert Champion, the special agent in charge for the Dallas office of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

"It's a slow process, but we're getting there," Champion said.

According to Fox News, it has been determined today that the explosion did not include any hazardous chemical leaks.

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