Oil Rig Explosion Injures Workers and Causes Raging Fire off Louisiana Coast

An overnight explosion in the Gulf of Mexico rocked the Deepwater Horizon oil rig off the Louisiana coast, sending spectacular bursts of flame into the sky. The fires were still raging today. Three workers were critically injured, said the Coast Guard late this afternoon. Eleven others were reported missing after the explosion. Although Billy Nungesser, the president of Plaquemines Parish, La., said a boat was found this morning with the missing crew members, Coast Guard Petty Officer Mike...Full Story
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