Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Fire becomes an earthquake

Knights of Columbus to help devastated Texas town
A vehicle is seen near the burning remains of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, April 18, after an explosion there the previous day. CNS photo / Mike Stone, Reuters.
Catholic News Agency reports that the Knights of Columbus have announced a donation drive to help the community of West, Tex., after a massive fertilizer plant explosion killed a dozen people and demolished homes Wednesday night.

"May God provide eternal rest to the deceased and comfort to all those affected, and may all of us be inspired by the witness and courage of the emergency personnel and bystanders who rushed to the aid of those who were injured at the risk of their own lives," Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said April 18.

The explosion at the West Fertilizer Company plant took place after efforts to battle a small fire on the plant premises. It registered with the force of a 2.1-magnitude earthquake on U.S. Geological Survey monitors.

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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