Oil Rig Explodes In Gulf; 2 Missing, 4 Medevaced

Oil Rig Explosion

Two people were missing and four people were airlifted to a hospital Friday after an oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico some 17 miles southeast of Grand Isle, La., the U.S. Coast Guard told NBC News.

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