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We're still trying to process the sad news of the fertilizer plant explosion that shook the small town of West, Texas. So far, we know that over 160 sustained injuries and the number of deaths is in the range of 5 to 15 and continues to rise as a result of the shocking event.
A wide range of celebrities and prominent figures from Katy Perry to Pope Francis have taken to Twitter to send their positive thoughts and prayers to the small community that is attempting to recover from the tragedy. Here are some of their messages:
Reading all the news about Texas. It's a very sad time for lots of ppl. Let's send extra love & light out. Don't take anything for granted.
— Katy Perry (@katyperry) April 18, 2013
Please join me in praying for the victims of the explosion in Texas and their families.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) April 18, 2013
— Chris Brown(@chrisbrown) April 18, 2013
Another tragic loss of people. Hoping this was an accident and not done with intent. My prayers are with themcnn.com/2013/04/18/us/…
— Sarah Hyland(@Sarah_Hyland) April 18, 2013
Prayers for everyone in TX tonight in the tragic fertilizer plant explosion just outside if Waco.
— LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes) April 18, 2013
This West, Texas explosion is horrific. I can't imagine how anybody could survive that blast. What a tragedy.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) April 18, 2013
I want to send so many prayers out to the victims of the explosion in texas and to all the displaced families there trying to survive. -m
— Milla Jovovich (@MillaJovovich) April 18, 2013
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) April 18, 2013
Sending prayers out for all those affected by the explosion in West, Texas.
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) April 18, 2013
Keeping the people of West, Texas in my thoughts and prayers. bit.ly/1011arp
— Eva Longoria (@EvaLongoria) April 18, 2013
#PrayForWest…. I don't understand all this craziness in the world right now. Lord please heal the bodies and hearts.
— Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) April 18, 2013
Man… Thinking about all my Texas family and friends tonight. I love y'all.
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) April 18, 2013
It's great to see everyone showing so much support for West, and we also continue to send our thoughts and prayers to those who have been affected by explosion.
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