2 Missing Firefighters Found Dead Near Assam Oil Well Amid Efforts to Control Blaze, NDRF Team Deployed

The bodies of two firefighters, who died battling the massive blaze at Baghjan oil well in Assam’s Tinsukia district, were recovered by a forest team and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel from a waterbody near the natural gas well site of Oil India Limited (OIL) on Wednesday. The deceased have been identified as Durlabh Gogoi and Tikheswar Gohain.

Official sources said the fire that broke out Tuesday afternoon has “reduced considerably” after efforts by the district administration, military and emergency services.