Texas governor Rick Perry: Tragedy 'hit every family'
18 April 2013 Last updated at 18:37 BST
A search and rescue effort is continuing in the US state of Texas after a huge explosion at a fertiliser plant on Wednesday night killed up to 15 people and injured hundreds.
Many buildings in the town of West were flattened by the blast, which registered as a small earthquake.
The governor of Texas, Rick Perry, has declared the explosion a disaster. Mr Perry also praised the emergency services as well as the residents of the small West community.