BAGHJAN: ASSAM GAS WELL ‘KILLED’, FIRE FULLY DOUSED AFTER OVER 5 MONTHS

In a multi-agency effort, the damaged gas well at Baghjan in Assam was successfully ”killed” and the blaze was fully doused on Sunday after over five months of a blowout, Oil India said.

In the history of the worst industrial disaster of the Northeast, also faced a series of setbacks where it took away the lives of three employees of the PSU major and injured several others.

“The well has been killed with brine solution and under control now. Fire has been doused completely,” Oil India Ltd (OIL) spokesperson Tridiv Hazarika said in a statement. “Further operation to abandon the well is in progress,” Hazarika said, adding that experts from Singaporean firm Alert Disaster Control were actively engaged in the final operation to control the well.

The well will be under observation over the next 24 hours to check if there is any amount of gas migration and pressure build-up.

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