The platform, which is a storage and transfer structure for oil wells on the lake, was still burning, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto said at a press conference late Sunday.
Kenner police are reporting several injuries tonight, but we have yet to receive additional information about the extent of those injuries.
Officials said one person was believed to be unaccounted for. "Search and rescue was conducted throughout the night, and [Monday] morning we were able to learn more about what happened on that rig.We certainly have the families of the victims in our thoughts during this hard time".
Mike Guillot, director of emergency medical services at East Jefferson General Hospital, said five of the victims were brought to the trauma center with "blast type injuries and burns".
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United States of America and Ghana clash on Monday in the next group game, before the Americans conclude group play vs. But India's inability to maintain possession for more than two passes in the opposition half seemed to embolden them.
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Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo told reporters that Paddock had used Airbnb to book a room at The Ogden . One side of the hotel faces Grant Park, an expansive space where the Lollapalooza festival was held.
Trump's UK Trip Downgraded After Pushback
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Hamas: Deal reached with Palestinian rival Fatah
The Fatah official stressed that President Mahmoud Abbas instructed the delegation not to return without a reconciliation deal. One of the key sticking points will be the fate of Hamas's 25,000-strong military wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades.
Hungry? Facebook lets you order food for takeout, delivery
Facebook's service combines well-known outlets like EatStreet, DoorDash, Delivery .com, Zuppler, Slice, ChowNow, and Olo. You head to the new " Order Food " section of Facebook , find the local spot you're craving, and then hit "start order".