Assam Oil Field Caught Fire- Uncontrollable Blaze- Threatening EffectsJune 11, 2020 21:25
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On May 27th, gas leaked from an oil ll well that is located near Bagjan village in Assam. Though this uncertain incident occurred last month, it only came to the notice after well catching fire with dangerous blaze around.
The gas leakage is continuing from 15 days and it is going uncontrollable. Gas leakage and the fire affected the forests, houses and vehicles. As it would be hazardous to the people with the gas exposure, 7,000 people were evacuated to the 12 relief camps.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbanada Sonowal on Thursday demanded for inquiry and the details that caused the subsequent fire blazes. It will be monitored by Additional Chief Secretary Maninder Singh and the report will be available within 15 days as demanded by the CM Sonowal.
The CMO official said, the inquiry is also to obtain the measures along with causes to avoid repetition of such incidents.
The fire blazes were clearly seen from 30 km with thick black smoke. While trying to put off the fire, two firefighters lost their lives. The firefighters who lost their lives in the trial of putting the fire were cremated with state honours on Wednesday.
Government sanctioned 50 lakhs compensation to the families whose homes are exposed to the fire.The Oil India Limited will provide 30,000 for each family who were displaced from their homes due to fire and living in the relief camps of different regions.
CM Sonowal tweeted “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”
PM Modi assured the Assam CM to provide all the needed assistance to the affected people and also to clear up all the disruption caused.
By Ramya C