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Oklahoma Baptist chaplains help after tragic oil rig explosion in OK

QUINTON—Oklahoma Baptist chaplains are in Quinton after an oil rig explosion Mon., Jan. 22 that injured 17 and left five men missing. The explosion happened just before 9 a.m. on Monday, according to reports.

First responders included the Pittsburg County Sheriff Department, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, nine different area fire departments, the Red Cross, three medical helicopters and four ground EMS vehicles among others that responded.

“Oklahoma Baptist chaplains are trained in emotional and spiritual care, and we always want to be available to walk alongside those impacted by tragedy,” said Don Williams, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma state director of Disaster Relief.

Four chaplains were dispatched to the area and are coordinating with local churches to make sure the needs of the men affected, as well as their families, are met both physically and spiritually.

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Emily Howsden

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Emily Howsden is a contributing writer for the Baptist Messenger.

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