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BP sends giant box to contain Gulf of Mexico oil spill

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A ship carrying a giant metal containment box has set off for the site where a sunken oil rig has been leaking oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

Oil giant BP says it is hopeful the 100-tonne device will help to contain the oil and funnel it to a tanker.

Rajesh Mirchandani reports.

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