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Baghjan Oil field

Villagers of Baghjan protest demanding immediate dousing of the blaze from OIL's gas well blowout site, in Guwahati.

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Anju Bora and her son look on at their abandoned house from a barricade near Oil India Limited (OIL)'s gas well blowout site, at Baghjan in Tinsukia district.

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Children fish at Maguri Motapung wetland in the backdrop of a flame rising from well no 5, following Oil India Limited (OIL)'s gas well blowout in June, at Baghjan in Tinsukia district. It’s been more than three months since a natural gas well had a blowout, but efforts to douse the flame have failed till date. Survivors and affected residents have said crude oil contamination has caused environment damage in the vicinity besides loss of livlihood.

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The capping stack is ready and is wrapped up with a ceramic blanket and ceramic cloths at Baghjan Oil well site in Tinsukia.

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Employees record an explosion which occurred near Oil India Limited (OIL)’s gas well, at Baghjan in Tinsukia district. Three foreign experts were injured the explosion

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Water being sprayed at Baghjan Oil well site after three foreign experts were injured in an explosion, in Tinsukia district.

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Army jawans of Mountain Division work to construct a new bridge near Baghjan gas well site, in Tinsukia district.

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Lieutenant General Rana Pratap Kalita (L), GOC of 3 Corps along with army officers arrives for a visit to a new bridge, constructed by the army's Mountain Division, near Baghjan gas well, in Tinsukia district.

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Workers build a structure near the gas well blowout site, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Tinsukia district.

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Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan take stock of measures taken by experts to douse fire at Baghjan gas well site, in Tinsukia District.

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Army personnel serve a meal to locals affected by the Baghjan oil field fire, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Tinsukia district.

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Army personnel examine locals affected by the Baghjan oil field fire, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Tinsukia district.

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Army personnel deployed near the site after a major blaze at Oil India's Baghjan well which has been spewing gas uncontrollably for the last 15 days, in Tinsukia district.

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Locals being shifted to a rescue camp by Oil India officials after a major blaze at its Baghjan well which has been spewing gas uncontrollably for the last 15 days, in Tinsukia district.

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National Disaster Response Team (NDRF) personnel carry the bodies of two firemen of Oil India Limited who went missing after the explosion at Baghjan oilfield, in Assam’s Tinsukia district.

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A gutted house following the massive fire at Baghjan oil field, in Tinsukia district of Assam.

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National Disaster Response Team (NDRF) personnel carry out search and rescue operations after two firemen of Oil India Limited went missing since an oil well at the company’s Baghjan oilfield exploded, in Assam’s Tinsukia district.

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National Disaster Response Team (NDRF) personnel carry out search and rescue operations after two firemen of Oil India Limited went missing since an oil well at the company’s Baghjan oilfield exploded, in Assam’s Tinsukia district.

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An aerial view of the Baghjan oil field engulfed in fire, in Tisukia, Assam. The field has been leaking gas for the past two weeks.

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Locals look on as smoke billows from a fire at Baghjan oil field, a week after a blowout, in Tinsukia district.

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Smoke billows from a fire at Baghjan oil field, a week after a blowout, in Tinsukia district.

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Smoke billows from a fire at Baghjan oil field, a week after a blowout, in Tinsukia district. A team from Singapore was called to assess the reason of the blowout yesterday.

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Locals look on as smoke billows from a fire at Baghjan oil field, a week after a blowout, in Tinsukia district.

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