Assam

Assam: Army extends helping hand to Baghjan oil well fire victims

Tinsukia- Troops of Indian Army joined hands with Civil Administration and local police of Tinsukia District in evacuating approximately 7000 locals affected in Baghjan oil well fire incident  in Assam. Displaced population in the relief camps were provided with food and basic amenities by unit of Indian Army stationed in Upper Assam.

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 Army have been pressed into action to further enhance the capacities of local administration in providing medical aid to the villagers.

A total of 300 evacuees were given medical treatment, on 13 June 2020. The medical Team will continue to provide assistance to needy by visiting ten relief camps established by Civil Administration. The villagers and District Administration appreciated the efforts of Indian Army. They also expressed their deep gratitude to the Army Medical Team for organising the medical camp in the hours of need.

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