Rescue crew surrounds an oil platform which exploded early this morning in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana

 
Rescue crew surrounds an oil platform which exploded early this morning in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana
Rescue crew surrounds an oil platform which exploded early this morning in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana, November 16, 2012. An oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico operated by Houston-based Black Elk Energy burst into flames on Friday, leaving at least two people missing and badly injuring several others, U.S. and Louisiana officials said. The fire has been extinguished, Black Elk spokeswoman Leslie Hoffman said. She said an emergency response is under way, but declined further comment, saying the company will issue a statement later Friday. REUTERS/Sean Gardner