A team of Singapore-based emergency response team has also been deployed at Baghjan in Tinsukia district where the fire has broken out.
A team of Singapore-based emergency response team has also been deployed at Baghjan in Tinsukia district where the fire has broken out.|EastMojo image
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Assam CM seeks IAF's help to control Baghjan oil leakage fire

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal spoke to Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on the current situation

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A massive fire that has broken out at the site of natural gas producing well of Oil India Limited (OIL) in Assam's Tinsukia district has prompted the state government to seek centre's help to control the fire.

A team of Singapore-based emergency response team has also been deployed at Baghjan in Tinsukia district where the fire has broken out.

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal spoke to Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on the current situation and requested Indian Air Force's (IAF) intervention to help douse the flames at the earliest.

According to officials, the massive fire in the natural gas producing well that broke out on Tuesday may spread rapidly to adjoining areas if measures to control it are not deployed at the earliest.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has also been deployed in the area after the gas leakage began on May 27, further increasing the number of NDRF personnel once the fire broke out on Tuesday.

According to latest on ground reports, 2 firefighters from OIL have also gone missing while trying to douse the flames in Baghjan,

Speaking to the reporters, CM Sonowal said that the state government has taken all measures to control the fire and save lives and properties of people in the area.

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