Louisiana oil rig explodes, at least 6 injured

At least six people are hurt and one person is missing right after an oil rig exploded Weekend night in Louisiana.

Kenner Law enforcement Department spokesman Sgt. Brian McGregor told The Times-Picayune   that will at least six people are injured, plus police are actively searching for one individual.  

McGregor said that while many of the accidents are serious, no one has passed away.

Authorities from the St . Charles Parish wrote upon Facebook that “The Emergency Operations Center is aware that the oil platform is currently on fire within Lake Pontchartrain and that it triggered the loud sound earlier this evening. Officials are responding. ”

The U. S. Coastline Guard is also responding, according to a  Facebook submit   from the Jefferson Parish.

Save boats are being dispatched from the Connaisseur Boat Launch and officials with all the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office are usually assisting with rescue efforts, The particular Times-Picayune reported.

Andrew Love, who lifestyles about 10 blocks away from the particular explosion, told The Times-Picayune that will his “house actually shook. inch

“At first I think it was a sonic boom or even something, ” Love said. “I had no idea what was happening. inch

Roger Fernandez said the explosion “shook me out of my couch. inch

The particular rig, according to The New Orleans Advocate , is operated by CLOVELLY Oil.

Lake Pontchartrain is roughly a 30-minute generate north of North Orleans.