Assam / Oil India gas well fires, over 30 houses destroyed, CM asks for help from Army, Airforce
- Chief Minister talks to petroleum minister and defense minister, more than 3 thousand people were evacuated safely
- It is said that gas was leaking from the gas well for the last 14 days. Many teams were working to prevent this.
Tinsukia. A major fire broke out in the oil well of Oil India Limited in Baghajan in the Tinsukia district of Assam on Tuesday. The flames have engulfed more than 30 houses in the neighborhood. All the houses have been destroyed.
On the spot, the team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and fire brigade are engaged in overcoming the fire. More than 3 thousand people have been evacuated from the surrounding areas.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has spoken to Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh. The news agency quoted sources as saying that the Chief Minister has sought the help of the Army and the Air Force to control the fire. The Defense Minister has assured all possible help.
Flames visible from two kilometers away from The flames in the well had become very frightening. Flames can be easily seen from two kilometers away. Several fire tenders from Oil India, ONGC’s fire brigade, and several fire tenders from Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts are on the spot to extinguish the fire.
What was the scene
There was a gas leak for 14 days, an official said that the gas was leaking from the well for the last 14 days. A sudden fire broke out on Tuesday. Experts have also been called from Singapore to extinguish the fire.
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Three experts from Singapore company Alert Disaster Control are present at the scene. At the time of the fire, at that time there was an attempt to stop the gas leakage from the well. A company official said that no casualties were reported in the incident so far.
Oil India said the well was being cleaned, has issued an official statement on the incident. It is said that the well was being cleaned at the time of the incident. Information about how the incident happened is not yet known. No casualties were reported. An ONGCL firefighter suffered a minor injury. There are many fire engines to extinguish the fire.