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Oil Rig Explodes In Louisiana, Injuring 7

An oil rig exploded in Louisiana on Sunday night, injuring at least seven people, authorities said, with one other person believed to be missing. The platform, located near St. Charles Parish in Lake Pontchartrain, ignited sometime around 7 p.m. local time. Residents nearby reported hearing a large explosion before the rig was engulfed in flames. “My house actually shook,” Andrew Love told the Times-Picayune Sunday evening. “At first I thought it was a sonic boom or something, I had no idea what was happening.” The City of Kenner Government said on Facebook that cleaning chemicals ignited on the surface of the oil rig, although

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