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Community rallies around plant explosion victims

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(WMC-TV) - The community is rallying behind the two men injured in Monday morning's chemical explosion.

The identities of the victims have not yet been released, but that is not stopping the community from praying and hoping for the best.

Pastor Harry Davis preaches at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, which is just six blocks away from PennAKem, where a chemical explosion sent two people to the hospital with critical injuries.

"The scripture teaches us, where there is unity, there is strength," said Pastor Harry Davis. "We never know who will be next. And we know that we all need each other. So it's our job as leaders to come together as one and pray for these families. And the two victims who are going through it because we know through God, all things are possible."

State Representative Antonio Parkinson represents the district where the explosion happened. He says the community deserves answers but will turn its attention elsewhere right now.

"The citizens in this community, we wrap our arms around them and lift them up in prayer because now, this is the time for the community to come together," said Rep. Antonio Parkinson.

It is an effort that Pastor Davis says he will be happy to lead.

"We are neighbors and the scripture teaches us love they neighbor as thyself," he said.

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PennAKem official website OSHA website U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website

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