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Oil rig explosion in Gulf of Mexico injures workers

POSTED: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 6:34am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:00pm

Several people were injured in an oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.

The coast guard is searching for at least 11 workers. The blast happened around 10:00 Tuesday night, about 52 miles southeast of Venice, LA.

126 people were on the platform. Officials say 7 have been injured.

Crews battled the fire through Wednesday morning.