Toll in Brazil oil rig blast rises to six

The death toll from a blast which ripped through a Petrobras oil rig off Brazil last week has risen to six after the discovery of another body, local media said Tuesday.

Brasília: The death toll from a blast which ripped through a Petrobras oil rig off Brazil last week has risen to six after the discovery of another body, local media said Tuesday.

Five people remain in stable condition in a hospital, the rig`s Norwegian owner BW Offshore told Brazilian media, after the February 11 explosion that the oil workers` union said was caused by a gas leak, although investigations are ongoing.

The rig operates in the Camarupim field around 120 kilometers (75 miles) off Brazil`s southeastern coast and had daily average production of 2.25 million cubic meters of natural gas and 2,200 barrels of oil in December.