The Congress leader and MLA of Doom Dooma constituency, Durga Bhumij claimed that Oil India itself set fire at Baghjan gas well in Assam's Tinsukia on June 09."Before the fire incident, we asked administration to be serious about it but no one take the issue seriously, it is the oil department who set the fire," said Durga Bhumij.
The Congress leader also visited at the relief camp and claimed the that people are not getting proper safety in the times of COVID-19 pandemic and also urged government to compensate victims. Almost 20 people are living in one room at the relief camp in Assam's Tinsukia area.
Majority of people were not seen following prevent measure to avoid coronavirus infection like wearing face masks.
Massive fire broke out at gas well of Oil India Ltd at Baghjan in Assam's Tinsukia on June 09.
The fire is still raging and has engulfed nearby residential areas forcing over 1,600 families to flee their homes.
Briefing about the fire situation at the gas well of Oil India Ltd in Tinsukia district, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on June 10 informed that it would take around 25-28 days to control the situation and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured him of full assistance. "The fire has now been confined to an area of 50 mtrs. Experts believe that they need around 25-28 days to control the situation. We have successfully evacuated people from that area. PM Modi has assured full assistance to the state," said Sonowal.
Two persons died in massive fire that broke at Oil India's gas well in Assam's Tinsukia on June 9. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams are present at the spot. Flames continue to erupt from the gas well.
A massive fire broke out at the gas well of Oil India Ltd at Baghjan in Assam's Tinsukia on June 09. "Well is flowing gas uncontrollably," stated Oil India Ltd on June 08. A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is present at the spot to take the situation under control. More details are awaited.
Heavy and incessant rains resulted in flood like situation in many districts of Assam. Incessant downpour across northeast region including Assam caused most of the rivers in flowing above danger levels in many places. Locals of villages near Guijan area in Tinsukia have moved to safer places due to flood in their villages. Villages of Kalakhowa area in Dibrugarh district have also been flooded following heavy rainfall in the state; normal life disrupted.
Flood-like situation continues in Tinsukia district, following heavy rainfall. Water has entered several homes in worst hit parts of district. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted cloudy sky with moderate rainfall in the district today. Around 25,000 in Assam people have been affected due to situation triggered by incessant rain and rising water level of Brahmaputra.
A bridge on Doomdooma-Baghjan road collapsed due to incessant rain in Assam's Tinsukia on June 24. Bitul Chetia, Deputy Superintendent of Police, informed that there have been no injuries or casualties reported as of now but it will affect the operation to control oil blowout in Baghjan.On the other side, Dibrugarh facing flood like situation, water entered in the residential area here.
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Kaziranga National Park and Manas National Park are affected due to Assam floods. Floods have hit at least 23 districts of Assam this year. 1 rhino was drowned in the flood at Kaziranga National Park. Speaking on it, state's Environment and Forest Minister, Parimal Suklabaidya said, "A rhino died yesterday. Wildlife suffers loss every year. But this year, we're trying to put together rescue teams and boats well in advance. I am going to Pobitora and Kaziranga tomorrow. Our teams and officers are working." According to reports, out of 183 wildlife camps, 70 inundated and 2 evacuated.
BJP leader Jyotiraditya M. Scindia on July 2 said that he does not need any certificate from Congress' Digvijaya Singh and Kamal Nath. He slammed them by saying, "The facts are before the people how they looted the state in 15 months....I want to tell them 'tiger abhi zinda hai'" Earlier in the day, 28 MLAs took oath as ministers in Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan government. BJP senior leaders Gopal Bhargava, Yashodhara Raje Scindia were among the leaders who took oath in MP cabinet. Caretaker Governor of Madhya Pradesh Anandiben Patel administered oath to BJP leaders.
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