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Oil Rig Explosion Leaves 12 Missing

A trans-ocean Ltd. oil rig exploded on Tuesday, leaving 12 missing. Company spokespersons stated that most of the 126 people on the rig were safe and accounted for. However, the 12 were believed to be on a lifeboat that floated away from the main group. The rig is located in Mississippi Canyon, 41 miles off the coast of Louisiana. Drilling began in June 2009, after experts stated that the area was a “Dead Sea” to oil discovery in the 1990s. A massive find of oil is largely attributable for the find, and the platform went 11,500 feet.

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