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President Obama to Attend Service For Blast Victims

April 22, 2013
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US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle plan to attend a memorial service Thursday for the victims of the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, the White House said Monday.

The plant blast killed 14 people and injured about 200 on Wednesday. It partially destroyed West, a town of 2,800 near Waco, which was declared a disaster area.

Residents were only allowed to return to their ravaged homes over the weekend.

The president and first lady will travel to the memorial service in Waco after taking part in a dedication ceremony for the George W. Bush library in Dallas.

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Source: Copyright 2013 dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

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