Multiple Injuries as Oil Rig Explodes in North Kenner

StoryfulNewsPublished: October 15, 2017Updated: October 17, 2017
Published: October 15, 2017Updated: October 17, 2017

Authorities said at least seven people were injured, some severely, in an oil rig explosion in Kenner, Louisiana, on Sunday, October 15, local media reported. The New Orleans Advocate said the platform caught fire after cleaning chemicals were ignited shortly after 7 pm. Witnesses reported hearing roaring sound miles away from Lake Pontchartrain, where the rig was, with some telling local reporters they mistook it for thunder. This video, taken by Roger Fernandez, shows the rig in flames. Credit: Facebook/Roger Fernandez via Storyful

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