Massive fire at Baghjan Oil Field, 3 foreign experts injured

Tinsukia: Three foreign experts were injured in an explosion which occurred near Oil India Limited (OIL)’s gas well number 5 at Baghjan, in Assam’s Tinsukia district on Wednesday.

The incident occurred when operations were going on to douse the fire at Baghjan oil field. The work has been halted now. Three foreign experts were present at the site and they have been rushed to the hospital.

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The damaged gas well is spewing gas uncontrollably for 56 days since a blowout – an uncontrolled release of gas and oil condensate – took place on May 27. Two firefighters of OIL also died at the site then.

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