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Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Inspects Assam Gas Well Which Caught Fire

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Days after a leaking gas well in Assam’s Tinsukia district caught a massive fire, Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan visited the well site of Oil India Ltd (OIL) on Sunday.

Taking to Twitter, he said that along with Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, he met the affected families at the relief camps and assured them of “all possible” assistance in restoring their livelihoods.

“Met families affected by the Baghjan gas well fire at the relief camps set up by @OilIndiaLimited. I along with CM @sarbanandsonwal reiterated our commitment to their safety and well-being and also assured them of all possible assistance in restoring their livelihoods,” he said.

In another tweet, the Petroleum Minister said that during the visit to the blowout site, he along with the Assam CM also took stock of the ongoing operation to control the fire and cap the well.

He also met the representatives of a local organisation and assured them of all possible assistance.

“Met representatives of Baghjan Gaon Milonjyoti Yuba Sangha along with CM Assam @sarbanandsonwal. Heard their suggestions for the welfare of the affected people in Baghjan. Also, assured them of all possible assistance,” Pradhan tweeted.

A gas leak at the oil well at Baghjan in Tinsukia district, which started on May 27 caught fire last Tuesday, June 9, causing the death of two firefighters of Oil India along with enormous damage to the region’s wildlife, wetlands and biodiversity apart from property.

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