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Deadly oil rig explosion caught on camera

Two days after a Gulf of Mexico oil platform blast and one day after his co-worker was found dead on the sea floor, a Filipino man offered a succinct message Sunday to his relatives and countrymen: "I am alive." Wilberto Ilagan is one of the at least 11 injured in Friday morning's explosion on a platform located 20 miles off the coast of Grand Isle, Louisiana. He is also one of four -- all men native to the Philippines -- who suffered major burns and are being treated at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. Hospital officials briefed reporters Sunday about the status of those four patients, including passing along a message from Illagan, who was recently upgraded to fair condition. "I am burned, but my heart and lungs are healthy," the Filipino man said, according to the hospital. Two others remain in critical condition at the hospital, which is about 160 miles from the explosion site an

Added: Nov-19-2012 
By: brrrtmn
Regional News
Tags: oil, rig, explosion
Location: Louisiana, United States (load item map)
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