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Apr 22, 2010 9:03 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Oil rig explosion survivors back on land

Buses carrying survivors of a thunderous blast aboard an oil platform Tuesday off the Louisiana coast were taken to a suburban New Orleans hotel where their families waited to greet them.

The boat carrying the roughly 100 workers arrived early this morning. Dana Eugene says her brother, Kevin Eugene, was shaken by the scary explosion aboard the rig. She says he's tired and doesn't look good. Coast Guard rescuers are still searching for signs of the 11 unaccounted for since the thunderous blast rocked the Deepwater Horizon, leaving 17 injured.

An official with Transocean says there was no sign of trouble before the blast.

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