Baghjan Fire: Technical Explosion Injures Three Foreign Experts

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Three foreign experts engaged in the capping of Well number 5 at Baghjan got badly injured today due to a technical glitch leading to an explosion.

The three injured are Anthony Steven Reynolds, Doug Dallas, Craig Neil Duncan. They are from M/s Alert Disaster Control company. They have been rushed to Aastha Hospital, Dibrugarh.

A PTI report quoted Jayant Bormudoi, Senior Manager, Public Affairs of Oil India Ltd as saying, “During the disaster control process the experts were on their way to open the Spool of the well which is essential before putting up the BOP (Blow Out Preventer) that finally douses the fire. It’s during that process that the blast occurred and three experts were injured.”

It is to be noted that the team of experts yesterday was hesitant to work at the site due to the ongoing fierce protests in Baghjan. Even the experts from ONGC were unwilling to work.

This was even intimated to OIL. And OIL, as per reports, had informed the CM and Chief Secretary about it.

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