DeepWater Horizon Fire - Oil Rig Explosion VIdeo

Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser confirms that an explosion has occurred at a Trans-Ocean Atlantic Oil Rig off the coast of Venice. The rig named "Deep Water Horizon" is still on fire and the U.S. Coast Guard is on the scene pulling workers off the platform and out of the water surrounding the rig. 8 workers have been critically injured in the blast and are now being airlifted to a local hospital. 120 people were on board at the time of the explosion.

Senior Coast Guard Petty Officer Mike O’Berry said the BP Oil Rig explosion occurred at 10 pm Tuesday, 52 miles southeast of Venice, Louisiana, while 126 workers were on board the platform.

The U.S. Coast Guard continues to search the waters in the Gulf of Mexico by others in the water near the platform with helicopters and boats.

Watch the Deep Water Horizon Explosion Caught on Tape Here.

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