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Massive explosion in Assam’s Baghjan Oil Well; 3 foreign experts injured


Team Udayavani, Jul 22, 2020, 4:34 PM IST

Three foreign experts have been hospitalised for injuries sustained in an explosion occurred near Oil India Limited (OIL)’s gas well at Baghjan, in Assam’s Tinsukia district on Wednesday

The trio identified as Anthony Steven Reynolds, Doug Dallas and Craig Neil Duncan were involved in the dousing of the well fire raging for over a month.

The blast occurred when the experts were on their way to open the spool of the well before putting up the blow out preventer (BOP) that finally douses the fire, Bormudoi said.

The well has been spewing gas since May 28 and a fire has been raging in the area since June 9 in which two firefighters lost their lives..

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