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90 people evacuated from burning oil platform

November 26 2007

In the North Sea off the British oil platform.

More than 90 people from nearly 160 workers have evacuated platforms. At the scene, Royal Air Force sent seven rescue helicopters.

Rescue operations hampered strong wind gusts.

Fire on the platform, managed by the Swedish company Lundin Petroleum, occurred this morning. Cause of the fire are still unknown, reports SkyNews.

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