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Source: ABC News
An oil and gas rig off the coast of Louisiana was hit by an explosion and fire this morning, leaving crew members missing.
The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed that a Black Elk Energy Co. oil and natural gas platform had some sort of explosion occur in the gulf, sending plumes of black smoke into the sky over the water.
Two people are missing and "probably overboard," according to Coast Guard spokesman Carlos Vega.
Four people aboard the platform were airlifted for medical treatment.