Assam gets Central support from PM on Baghjan fire tragedy

Guwahati, June 10: While speaking to Chief Minister of Assam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured him that the Centre shall provide all possible necessary support in observation of the Baghjan Tragedy. A tweet from The Prime Minister’s office revealed that Modi discussed the situation with Sonowal over a telephonic conversation and also assured that the situation is being monitored closely. Two firefighters of Oil India Limited (OIL) were killed near the oil well blowout site at Baghjan in Assam’s Tinsukia district on Wednesday. It also damaged many houses in the adjoining areas and several thousand people were shifted to safer places and relief camps set up by OIL.

The fire was fueled by Natural gas leaking from the well at Baghjan, around 550 km east of Guwahati, for the past 15 days, causing enormous damage to the region’s wildlife, wetlands and other biodiversity.

An expert team from a Singapore emergency management firm who arrived was trying to plug the leak, the state government had even sought to seek the Indian Air Force to douse the blaze.

To douse the fire, Paramilitary forces, NDRF, OIL and ONGC engineers and other experts are also working on a war footing and consistent manner.

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