ENVIRONMENT
11/16/2012 11:22 am ET Updated Jan 16, 2013

Gulf Oil Rig Fire Reportedly Kills 2 People

HOUSTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard in New Orleans confirmed a platform fire off the coast of Louisiana that killed two people, KHOU-TV in Houston reported.

Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts told KHOU the platform in question is in shallow water in West Delta Block 32 in the Gulf of Mexico.

(Reporting By Kristen Hays; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)

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