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Baghjan Oil blowout: Indian Army extends help in providing relief

Army joined hands with the civil administration and local police of Tinsukia district in evacuating approximately 6,500 locals affected by the oil well fire incident at Baghjan

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Jun 2020 5:54 AM GMT

OUR CORRESPONDENT

TINSUKIA: The Rupai-based troops of the Army joined hands with the civil administration and local police of Tinsukia district in evacuating approximately 6,500 locals affected by the oil well fire incident at Baghjan.

The displaced population in the relief camps was provided with food and basic amenities by the unit. The Indian Army unit also assisted the local police in maintaining law and order and facilitating the re-location of the dispersed villagers. The Baghjan fire incident has severely affected the source of livelihood of the local population. Several villagers have sustained injuries, lost their farms and livestock in the fire. The incident has also affected the locals physically and psychologically.

A team of medical officers, including a lady medical officer, nursing and administrative staff from the Army have been pressed into action to further enhance the capacity of the local administration in providing medical aid to the villagers. A total of 300 evacuees were given medical treatment on Saturday. The medical team will continue to provide assistance to the needy by visiting 10 relief camps established by the civil administration.

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