Two firefighters dead in gas well blowout blaze in Assam, says Oil India

PSU significant Oil India on Wednesday stated two of its firefighters died at the internet site of a significant blaze at its Baghjan well, which has been spewing gas uncontrollably for the previous 15 days in Assam’s Tinsukia district.

The two firefighters experienced absent lacking soon after the well caught hearth on Tuesday and their bodies ended up recovered by an NDRF crew this morning, Oil India Spokesperson Tridiv Hazarika informed PTI.

“Their bodies ended up recovered from a wetland near the internet site. Prima facie it seems that they jumped into the h2o and received drowned as there is no mark of burn damage. The specific result in will be ascertained only soon after a publish mortem,” he stated.

The duo has been discovered as Durlov Gogoi and Tikeswar Gohain, equally assistant operators of the hearth provider division of the organization, the formal stated.

A firefighter of the state-owned ONGC suffered minor accidents in the course of efforts to control the blaze, which Oil India stated could just take as prolonged as four months to be set out.