India oil well fire extinguished after five months

Focus shifts to compensation and environmental impact of huge fire that has been burning since June in the state of Assam

A massive oil well fire that raged for more than five months in north-east India has been extinguished, officials have said.

Oil India engineers have been battling the blaze in Assam since an explosion in June, weeks after the well blew out and began discharging huge quantities of natural gas.

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