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Injured crew airlifted from oil rig blaze off Louisiana

US coast guards are searching the Gulf of Mexico for at least 11 oil workers missing after an explosion and fire on a drilling platform.

The rig was still burning hours after the blast on Tuesday night 52 miles (84km) south-east of the Louisiana port of Venice.

Seven injured workers have been airlifted to hospitals.

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