Oil rig explosion off the coast of LA, 3 injured

BAYOU PEROT, LA (KLTV) - An oil rig in Bayou Perot, just southwest of Lafitte, has caught fire.

The coast guard is reporting that three people were injured. The rig is what's called a work over rig. It is often called a servicing rig.

There is no word yet on how badly the workers were injured.

We will post more information as it becomes available.

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