Multiple Injuries Reported in Gulf of Mexico Explosion
According to reports from our media partners at KATC-TV3, an explosion occurred at a natural gas well somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, May 25. While details are forthcoming, reports say that there are several people injured.
See the report posted to Twitter by @KATCTV3 below.
According to the above report, a well ignited this afternoon causing several burn injuries to those working in the area.
Authorities have said that those who are injured are being transported to Morgan City by boat, which is where helicopters will be picking them up to transfer them to hospitals for treatment.
UPDATE: See more information provided by @KATCTV3 news anchor @jimhummel via Twitter below.
Here is what @AcadianaNews had on the situation.
This story is developing and will be updated when more information is available.