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Last Updated: Friday April 23 2010 07:00 GMT

Oil rig sinks off American coast

Oil rig fire

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An oil rig off the coast of America has sunk after an explosion made it catch fire.

Rescue teams are still trying to find all the people who had been on board.

Lots of boats have been at the scene to try to put out the massive blaze.

There are also worries that oil from the rig could spill into the sea.