Fri., November 16, 2012 12:15pm (EST)

Fire On Oil Rig Off Gulf Of Mexico Leaves At Least Two Dead
By Eyder Peralta
Updated: 2 years ago

A fire on an oil rig off the coast of Louisiana has killed two people, Louisiana's WWLTV is reporting.

Houston's KHOU reports that a spokesman for Black Elk Energy, who owns the platform, said four workers were airlifted to a hospital and two others are missing.

KHOU reports:

"The U.S. Coast Guard in New Orleans confirmed the fire early Friday morning.

"Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts says the platform in question is a shallow water platform located in West Delta Block 32 in the Gulf of Mexico.

"The Coast Guard activated a 'command center' to investigate the incident."

This is a breaking news story we'll update with more as we get it.


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