Nov 16, 2020 07:45 PM IST
Officials had since been struggling to contain the blowout, even as black smoke continued to billow out of the well for months. Locals say they are relieved, but still wary as they were scared to go back.
- Jul 22, 2020 03:40 PM IST
The incident occurred as operations to douse the fire at Baghjan oilfield were underway.
- Jun 13, 2020 04:45 PM IST
Natural gas mixed with condensate started flowing uncontrollably from one of the wells of the company-operated Baghjan fields in Tinsukia district of Assam on May 27, 2020, leading to a blowout. The well caught fire on June 8, killing two fire fighters and injuring one.
- Jun 10, 2020 08:15 PM IST
Oil India Ltd's gas well in its Baghjan oilfield in Tinsukia district of Assam had a blowout or uncontrolled gas emission on May 27. The well caught fire on June 9 as the company brought in experts from the Singapore-based firm Alert Disaster Control to contain the blowout.
- Jun 10, 2020 08:07 PM IST
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is undertaking a rescue operation at the site of an oil well that exploded and caught fire at Baghjan
- Jun 10, 2020 02:25 PM IST
"Gave details of Baghjan fire tragedy to PM Shri @narendramodi ji over phone. Also briefed him about emergency measures taken by @PetroleumMin, @OilIndiaLimited & state machinery. He assured of all possible help to resolve the situation & provide relief to victims," Sonowal tweeted.
- Jun 02, 2020 10:24 PM IST
Around 2,500 people have been evacuated from the nearby affected areas and are lodged in three relief camps.