OIL pipeline catches fire in Assam, no injury
An Oil India Limited crude oil pipeline catches fire in Assam's Tinsukia district.india Updated: Dec 04, 2006 22:58 IST
An Oil India Limited crude oil pipeline caught fire when unidentified persons pierced a hole to pilfer oil in Assam's Tinsukia district on Monday night, official sources said.
This caused burst in a portion of the pipeline, which was carrying crude oil from a well of Oil India Ltd to oil collecting station at Langkasi under Bordubi police station and the sound triggered panic about a bomb blast, sources said.
OIL's fire brigade squad extinguished the blaze and plugged the pipeline.
There was no loss of life or injury as the pipeline passes through a deserted area, sources said.