Louisiana: 7 Injured and 1 Missing as Oil Rig Explodes Near New Orleans

HeadlineOct 16, 2017
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In Louisiana, an oil rig exploded on Lake Pontchartrain north of New Orleans Sunday, injuring seven workers—five of them critically—and leaving one person missing. Authorities say the rig burst into flames when cleaning chemicals ignited on the surface of the platform. It’s not yet known whether the explosion caused any oil to spill.

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