There is a news of a fire in the gas well of Oil India Limited located in Baghzan in Assam’s Tinsukia district. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team has reached the spot.
- Gas leakage continues from wells for last two weeks
- Many teams are present at the scene to stop this
The news is of a fire in the gas well of Oil India Limited located in Baghzan in Assam’s Tinsukia district. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team has reached the spot. Fire extinguishing is in progress. For the past several days, gas was coming out of this well. It suddenly caught fire on Tuesday. The flames can also be seen from two kilometers away. Air Force’s help is also being taken in the task of extinguishing the fire.
In this incident of fire, at least 30 houses around the oil field have been burnt. The flames are seen from a long distance. As a precaution, 1610 families have been evacuated from the vicinity of the spot to safer places. Several fire tenders have been sent from Oil India, ONGC’s fire brigade and several fire tenders from Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts to extinguish the fire. Many top officials of the district administration have also reached the spot.
The team of NDRF is engaged in the task of extinguishing the fire by reaching the spot. The local administration has advised people to move to a safe place. An ONGC employee has been injured in this fire incident, which has been admitted to Dibrugarh Medical College Hospital.
Defense spokesman Wing Commander Ratnakar Singh in Silong said that the Air Force has sent fire tenders to the scene. Ratnakar Singh said that 3 fire tenders have been sent in aid of the district administration.
An official said that there was a leakage of gas from the well for the last 14 days in which a sudden fire broke out on Tuesday. Experts have also been called from Singapore to extinguish the fire. Three experts from Singapore company Alert Disaster Control are present at the scene. At the time of the fire, an attempt was on to stop the gas leakage from the well.
A company official said that no casualties were reported in the incident. Several vehicles of Dakmal are on the spot and the work of extinguishing the fire is going on. The cause of the fire has not been known. State Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has informed the Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan about this incident . The Chief Minister has directed to install fire and emergency services around the gas well. To keep the situation under control, the army and police teams have also been deployed.
Regarding the incident, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that the government has already taken many steps to protect the people. Principal Secretary and DGP have been given instructions to ensure the safety of the people. Officers of NDRF, paramilitary forces and district administration are present at the scene. There has also been a discussion with the Union Petroleum Minister about this and they have been informed about the incident.
Statement of oil india
All India has said in a statement that the well was under cleanliness, during this time a fire broke out. There is no news of any casualties. A firefighter of ONGCL suffered a minor injury. There are many fire engines to extinguish the fire. People started protesting around the well regarding the incident after which the principal secretary of the Assam government and the district administration were informed about it. There has been a demand from the Tinsukia district administration that security arrangements should be made so that experts can come to the plant. Employees of Oil India and ONGC living nearby have been removed to safer places. Once the situation becomes normal, after that ‘alert’ and plant staff will be called there.