Indian Army provides assistance to victims affected by the Baghjan Oil well incident

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In an effort to help those affected by the Baghjan fire incident, troops of the Indian Army have joined hands with Civil Administration and local police of Tinsukia District in evacuating the locals and providing them with basic amenities including medical attention.

Approximately 7000 locals affected by the fire incident at Baghjan were evacuated. The displaced population in the relief camps were provided with food and basic amenities by the 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 relocation 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 to 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. The medical team will continue to provide assistance to the needy by visiting ten relief camps established by the Civil Administration.

The villagers and District Administration appreciated the efforts of the 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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