Tinsukia: Oil India oil well in Baghjan in the Tinsukia district of Assam caught fire on Tuesday. Gas was leaking from the well for the last 14 days. 2 firefighters died in the accident. According to Oil India, it will take 4 weeks to completely control the fire.
According to company spokesperson Tridev Hazarika, the bodies of both the firefighters who were missing after the fire were found on Wednesday morning. There are no burn marks on the dead bodies, it seems that the workers would jump into the well and die due to drowning. The real reason will be known after the post-mortem.
An ONGC firefighter, who was trying to extinguish 30 thousand fires to the affected families, was also burnt. The fire was so terrible that the flames were visible from 10 kilometers away. 6,000 people living in the surrounding 1.5 km area have been evacuated to safer places. Oil India has announced to provide help of 30 thousand rupees to each affected family.
The gas leak started on May 27 from the oil well, the oil well began to leak on May 27 at the oil well of
Oil India at Baghjan, 500 km from Guwahati. Since then, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been stationed there. State officials are also monitoring the situation.