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Oil India's Baghjan Well Catches Fire

June 9, 2020

For illustration only - Credit - elephotos/AdobeStock
For illustration only - Credit - elephotos/AdobeStock

An ongoing gas leak at state-run oil and gas explorer Oil India Ltd's Baghjan well in the eastern India state of Assam caught fire on Tuesday, the company said in a statement.

Oil India suspended operations at the well in its Baghjan oilfield on May 27 after an uncontrolled gas emission, which has since been ongoing. The company said the fire at the well was being brought under control by experts. There were no casualties from the fire, it said.

Oil India has sought help from Singapore-based Alert Disaster Control to contain the blowout. 

(Reporting by Nidhi Verma; Editing by Jan Harvey)


Check out the video of the well on fire, as shared on Twitter by AFP on Tuesday https://twitter.com/AFP/status/1270356223116771329?s=20

Categories: Safety & Security India


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