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Oil rig explodes in the middle of Lake Pontchartrain, injuring several near New Orleans

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 17, 2017 01:03 AM
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by (Greg Beach) last modified Oct 16, 2017

An oil rig on Lake Pontchartrain exploded on Sunday night in Kenner, Louisiana, home of the Louis Armstrong International Airport and only a few miles from New Orleans. Authorities began receiving calls about the explosion around 7:18 PM on Sunday; although no official explanation has been offered, authorities on scene believed that the explosion was caused by flammable cleaning chemicals on the oil rig's surface. At least seven people were injured in the blast and, according to initial reporting,...





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