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Perry: Sunday day of prayer in Texas over spill

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry has declared Sunday a day of prayer in Texas over lives lost and the environmental disaster of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Perry, who Wednesday returned to Austin after more than a week in China on an economic development trip, issued a proclamation related to the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon. The April 20 rig explosion killed 11 workers.

BP PLC was leasing the rig from owner Transocean Ltd. of Houston.

Perry is urging Texans to pray Sunday "for the healing of individuals, the rebuilding of communities and the restoration of entire Gulf coast environment."

Experts say the current worst-case estimate of what's spewing into the Gulf is about 2.5 million gallons a day from the blown well, polluting shorelines from Louisiana to Florida.

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