At least 11 workers are missing and seven are critically injured after an explosion on an oil drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico, CNN said.
The explosion occurred around 10 p.m. CT Tuesday. At the time, 126 workers were on board the oil rig, The Washington Post said.
Helicopters have been sent to look for the missing, and the Coast Guard has sent four cutters to the area, CNN said.
The fire was still burning Wednesday morning, the Coast Guard said.