08:12 GMT26 February 2020
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    Efforts are currently under way to deal with the emergency in the district of Dibrugarh, India's Assam, which reported occurred as a result of crude oil landing in a waterway.

    Massive fire is raging on the Burhi Dihing river in Assam's Dibrugarh district allegedly due to an oil pipeline blast, authorities say, as huge flames have clouded the area in the past few days.

    Efforts are still being made to extinguish the fire. Local media reports have it that crude oil from an oil refinery located in the state's Dibrugarh district - Oil India Limited in Duliajan -  had ended up in a water pipe connected to the river.

    Villagers believe that some thugs are responsible for setting fire to the oil as it entered the river, news website India Today reported.


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