The fire in the periphery of Oil India’s gas well in Assam’s Tinsukia district has been doused after sustained efforts of fire fighters and at the moment only flowing gas is burning at the mouth of the well, a senior official of the PSU said on Thursday. Though no peripheral burning is taking place at the moment at the well’s site at Baghjan, the company has declared an area up to 1.5 km radius as “red zone” to avoid any untoward incident and harm to the general public.
“Now only the flowing gas is burning at the mouth of the well. We have declared an area with 1.5 km of radius as a red zone so that no outside person comes near the site. It is being done as a safety measure,” Oil India Ltd (OIL) Senior Manager (Public Affairs) Jayant Bormudoi told .
The official said three more foreign experts from the US and Canada will reach Assam in two days to control the blaze caused by a major blowout at the gas well on Tuesday.