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WASHINGTON, April 22 President Barack Obama
plans to attend a memorial service on Thursday for victims of a
fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, the White House said
The service will be at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
Obama will be in Texas for the dedication in Dallas of the
George W. Bush presidential library on Thursday. He has a
Democratic fundraiser planned in Dallas on Wednesday night.
The plant run by West Fertilizer Co. in the small Texas town
exploded on Wednesday, killing 14 people, nearly all of them
emergency responders, and injuring dozens more.
The blast gutted a 50-unit apartment complex, demolished
about 50 houses and damaged a nursing home.
(Reporting By Steve Holland; editing by Christopher Wilson)