路易斯安纳州钻井平台爆炸至少11人下落不明 At Least 11 Missing After Louisiana Oil Rig Explosion

21 April, 2010

美国海岸警卫队说,美国南部海上一个石油钻井平台发生爆炸,至少11人下落不明。

海岸警卫队说,星期二晚上的爆炸发生在墨西哥湾距路易斯安那州大约84公里的“深水地平线号”钻井平台,爆炸导致七人受伤。有关官员说,他们已派直升机、救援飞机和几艘船只前往事故地点。伤者已被送往医院。

海岸警卫队星期三清晨在钻井平台继续灭火。他们说,事故发生时钻井平台上有126人。爆炸原因尚不清楚。

The U.S. Coast Guard says at least 11 people are missing following an explosion at an oil rig off the southern U.S. coast.

The Coast Guard says the explosion late Tuesday also injured seven people at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, located in the Gulf of Mexico about 84 kilometers from the state of Louisiana. Officials say they have sent helicopters, a rescue plane and several boats to the scene. The injured were evacuated to area hospitals. 

The Coast Guard continued battling a fire on the rig early Wednesday. They say 126 people were on the rig at the time of the incident. The cause of the explosion is not yet known.