Skip to content Skip to navigation

OIL feels heat of Moranhat explosion

 The Oil India Limited feels the heat of the Singijan incident where four people died and four others have been battling for life.

Local residents told Assam Times that a routine check up on the high powered gas pipeline could have averted the explosion. But that was not done.

Prafulla Das, a local resident alleged it an example of sheer negligence of the OIL authority which was why, the explosion took place because of technical fault. “If there was any technical fault, it could have been checked and properly repaired. Then the disaster could have been averted,” he said.

Parinita Saikia, a government employee told Assam Times that these high powered LPG pipeline should be installed not in the residential areas.

“We lack farsightedness. That’s what the big problem with us. I am not blaming the OIL authorities alone. We should not have allowed them to install these pipelines in this densely populated areas,” she said.

Nava Bhumij, a tea garden worker demanded adequate compensation for the victims’ family members. Speaking to Assam Times he said that OIL authority must pay Rs 20 lakh in the name of the deceased.

“The injured must get Rs 5 lakh for treatment and rehabilitation apart from another Rs 10 lakh to help them rebuild the houses which were reduced to ashes in the blazing inferno,” he said.


Author info

AT News's picture

Assam Times Staff.

Add new comment

Random Stories

Flood wreaks havoc in Dhemaji again

21 Aug 2012 - 5:35am | editor
Flood waters continue to wreak havoc in Dhemaji district destroying paddy fields besides rendering thousands of people homless. According to information, floods have inundated 10 villages in the...

Imposters held in Shillong

17 Sep 2015 - 9:58pm | AT News
The Shillong police have arrested three female imposters on Thursday after he allegedly took money for providing job.On receiving a complaint from Airis Kharbuli and Fadris Kharbuli, police launched...

Bonzar SC beat Nahata SC

31 Aug 2018 - 7:00pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau
Kokrajhar: Bonzar Sports Club, Kachugaon beat Nahata Sports Club, Kokrajhar Tea Estate 3-1 goals in the opening match of United Jilimili Prizemoney Trophy-2018 being played at Magurmari Jilimili Club...