Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Explosions rock Oklahoma oil rig and force families from their homes - 20th Sept 2011

A blast at an oil rig in Oklahoma lit up the night sky forcing terrified residents to flee their homes.

Houses within a two-mile radius of the drilling rig near Watonga, about eighty miles northwest of Oklahoma City, were evacuated after the blast at about 10pm local time last night.

About a dozen workers were also evacuated.

Witness Matt Miller told KOCO-TV: 'The flames were probably 100-feet tall. Periodically, there were explosions with huge flashes.'

Witness Maria Slay told The Oklahoman that she heard four or five explosions.

Nobody is thought to have been injured in the blast. Read More