Massive fire at Assam's oil well

Massive fire at Assams oil well
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Massive fire at Assam's oil well
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A massive fire engulfed the damaged Baghjan oil well on Tuesday which has been spewing gas uncontrollably for the last 14 days in Assam''s Tinsukia district, official sources said

Guwahati : A massive fire engulfed the damaged Baghjan oil well on Tuesday which has been spewing gas uncontrollably for the last 14 days in Assam''s Tinsukia district, official sources said.

The blaze at the Oil India Ltd''s oil well is so massive that it can be seen from a distance of more than two kilometres, eyewitnesses said.

Three experts from Singaporean firm Alert Disaster Control were at the blowout site and some equipment was being removed when the fire broke out in the afternoon.

A company spokesperson said no casualty or injury has been reported so far. Firefighters have rushed to the the spot and efforts are on to douse it, officials said.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, they said. In a series of tweets, the Chief Minister''s Office said Sarabananda Sonowal spoke to Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan over the phone regarding the incident.

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