Duliajan: Massive fire on Burhidihing river


GUWAHATI: A massive fire broke out today on Burhidihing river at Tengakhat of Duliajan under Dibrugarh district.

Local people became panicked after they noticed flames started to rise from the river.

According to the residents of nearby villages, the fire took place because of the lackadaisical attitude of Oil India authorities.

“Some miscreants tried to steal oil and cut the oil pipeline. The fire took place because of the leakage of oil pipeline,” said a villager.

“The fire also posed threats to the river’s ecosystem,” he added.

Later Assam Fire and Emergency Service personnel arrived on the spot and took the fire under control.