Tinsukia oil well blast live updates: Three injured in explosion near Oil India well, rescue operations underway

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Updated: July 22, 2020 5:47:34 pm

Tinsukia oil explosion: An explosion has been reported at oil well number 5 of Oil India in Baghjan of Tinsukia district in Assam.

3 injuries after explosion near Oil India’s well in Baghjan of Tinsukia. (ANI photo)

Oil well fire in Assam: At least three persons suffered injuries after an explosion occurred near Oil India’s well in Baghjan of Tinsukia district in Assam, news agency ANI reported. The explosion occurred near oil well number 5, an Oil India Limited spokesperson confirmed. The three injured persons have been identified as foreign experts. They were present at the site during the time of mishap. All of them have been rushed to a nearby hospital for medical relief. The rescue operation is underway. According to a statement issue by the Oil India Limited, the three experts suffered minor burn injuries while removing a spool from well head. “They were released from hospital after dressing of burn injuries. Operations at Baghjan expected to resume tomorrow,” the energy major said.

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    17:46 (IST)22 Jul 2020
    Tinsukia oil well explosion: Oil India Ltd issues statement

    The Oil India Limited in a statement said that the three experts suffered minor burn injuries while removing a spool from well head. They were released from hospital after dressing of burn injuries. Operations at Baghjan expected to resume tomorrow.

    17:12 (IST)22 Jul 2020
    Blast occurred when experts were to open spool of well

    According to Oil India Limited's senior manager, public affairs, Jayanata Bormudoi, 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.

    16:22 (IST)22 Jul 2020
    Tinsukia oil well explosion: 3 injured foreign experts identified

    The three foreign experts who have suffered injuries in explosion at the oil well have been identified as Anthony Steven Reynolds, Doug Dallas and Craig Neil Duncan.

    16:12 (IST)22 Jul 2020
    Injured experts were involved in dousing of well fire

    Acording to news agency PTI, the three injured foreign experts were involved in the dousing of the well fire raging for over a month. Oil India Limited's senior manager, public affairs, Jayanata Bormudoi, said that the experts have been rushed to a hospital at Dibrugarh.

    15:46 (IST)22 Jul 2020
    Baghjan: Nearly 9,000 people affected in June fire

    Earlier in June, over 9,000 people were initially shifted to 13 relief camps after the well suffered a blowout in May and subsequently caught fire in the first week of June. Well number 5 of the OIL at Baghjan had been spewing gas uncontrollably since May 27 and it caught fire on June 9.

    15:44 (IST)22 Jul 2020
    Tinsukia oil well explosion: Firefighting operations underway

    According to reports, fire engulfed the vicinity of the oil well within moments. The firefighting operations are underway.

    15:41 (IST)22 Jul 2020
    Baghjan oil well fire: About June incident

    Earlier in June, an oil well at Baghjan in Tinsukia district of Assam caught fire. The well had first burst on May 27 and continued to leak oil and gas.

    15:24 (IST)22 Jul 2020
    Oil India Ltd spokesperson confirms explosion

    Tridip Hazarika, Oil India Limited's spokesperson, confirmed that an explosion occurred at well number 5. He said three injured persons were foreign experts. All were present at the site. All are undergoing treatment a hospital here.

    15:23 (IST)22 Jul 2020
    Oil well fire: Rescue operation underway

    A massive rescue operation has been launched with the help of local administration after an explosion occurred near an oil well of Oil India Limited in Tinsukia on Wednesday afternoon.

    15:18 (IST)22 Jul 2020
    Oil well explosion in Assam: Latest visuals

    Explosion at Oil India's oil well in Tinsukia district of Assam.

    15:17 (IST)22 Jul 2020
    Oil well explosion: 3 injured

    According to news agency ANI, three persons suffered injuries in the explosion. All three were foreign experts and were present at the site at the time of incident. All the injured persons have been rushed to a hospital.

    15:15 (IST)22 Jul 2020
    Oil well explosion in Tinsukia

    An explosion has been reported at an oil well in Tinsukia district of Assam. According to news agency ANI, explosion occurred at Oil India's well number 5 in Baghjan.

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