Oil rig explodes in Louisiana lake, injuries reported

KENNER, La. (AP) — An oil rig exploded Sunday night in Lake Pontchartrain in St. Charles Parish, a Louisiana police department said.

Kenner Police Department spokesman Sgt. Brian McGregor said Sunday evening that rescue boats are being sent from the Kenner Boat Launch, and that officials with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office are assisting, The Times-Picayune reported.

There were “a lot of injuries,” many of them serious, with at least six confirmed and more expected, McGregor said.

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