The exact cause of the explosion is still not clear, but officials said they suspect cleaning chemicals on the platform may have ignited during some kind of maintenance work. (Photo: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

At least seven people were injured following an explosion of an oil rig on Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain Sunday evening, Oct. 15, according to published reports.

Kenner Police Department spokesman Sgt. Brian McGregor said there were “a lot of injuries,” many of them serious, with at least seven confirmed and more expected, according to the The Times-Picayune

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