Agence France-PresseApril 19, 2013 01:46
With prayers, tears, and candles, residents of this tiny Texas town mourned those killed by an explosion at a fertilizer plant as crews searched the smoking rubble Thursday for survivors.
"Our hearts are broken," Father Ed Karasek told the hundreds of people who filled every pew and the lobby of St. Mary's church.
"Our town of West will never be the same, but we will persevere."
In a town as small as West -- population 2,800 -- there are no strangers.