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Oil platform explodes in Gulf of Mexico

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  • 11 hurt, 2 missing after oil platform fire
  • A half-mile of oil sheen stretched 20 miles off Louisiana

An oil platform exploded roughly 20 miles off the coast of Grand Isle, Louisiana, on Friday.  Eleven were injured and four of those people were listed in critical condition. Two others are still missing. Nearly 28 gallons of fuel spilled after the explosion, authorities said.

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