Posted: Apr 19, 2013 12:44 PM
WEST, Texas (AP) - Three members of the Texas congressional delegation got a firsthand view of the aftermath of this week's massive fertilizer plant explosion.
After touring the blast area, Sen. Ted Cruz said: "your heart weeps for their suffering."
Meanwhile, Rep. Roger Williams said he expects the small farming community north of Waco to rebuild.
Senator John Cornyn said 60 people are still unaccounted for.
Cruz, Williams and Cornyn all offered prayers for the community during Friday's news conference to discuss what they'd seen following the fatal blast that killed 12 people and injured more than 200 others.
Cornyn and Cruz said they would wait for more information about the explosion before delving into whether there should be more regulation of anhydrous ammonia, a fertilizer that can be directly injected into soil.
West Fertilizer Co. stored and distributed the chemical.
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