The Morning Brew: 5 missing in Oklahoma rig explosion; Southmoore players suspended
Five missing in rig explosion; videos land players in trouble
QUINTON, Okla. — Five people are missing after a fiery explosion ripped through an eastern Oklahoma drilling rig Monday morning, sending plumes of black smoke into the air and leaving a derrick crumpled on the ground, an emergency official said.
Pittsburg County Emergency Manager Director Kevin Enloe told television station KOTV that at least three medical helicopters landed at the site following the explosion. He said five people were missing.
Aerial footage from midday Monday showed several fires still burning at the site and the derrick, a towering metal structure above the well, collapsed onto the ground.
Southmoore players suspended
Several Southmoore boys basketball players have been suspended by school officials following the emergence of two inappropriate videos.
Southmoore announced Monday it had suspended an undisclosed amount of players over the weekend when an inappropriate video featuring Southmoore players was discovered.
A second video was discovered Monday, leading school officials to open a formal investigation.