Obama consoles families, survivors of Texas blast - KXXV-TV News Channel 25 - Central Texas News and Weather for Waco, Temple, Killeen |

Obama consoles families, survivors of Texas blast

By JOSH LEDERMAN and DANNY ROBBINS
Associated Press

WACO, Texas (AP) - President Barack Obama is consoling families of victims of a fertilizer plant explosion and residents of the devastated Texas town where the blast happened last week.

Obama is attending a memorial service at Baylor University in Waco for victims of the explosion in nearby West, Texas. Obama traveled to the service by helicopter after attending the dedication of former President George W. Bush's new library at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Obama flew over the town to see the destruction.

The April 17 explosion left 14 people dead and hundreds injured. The tragedy was eclipsed by the bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon and the manhunt that ensued.

For Obama, such services have become a sad and familiar event. He attended a memorial in Boston last week.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

News Channel 25 KXXV-TV
P.O. Box 2522
Waco, TX 76702

Phone Numbers:
Main: 254-754-2525
Tip Line: 254-757-2525

Links
Contact Us
KXXV Employment Opportunites
FCC Filings
Advertise on KXXV

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXXV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.