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Dec 27, 2006 at 12:00am IST

Blast in OIL pipeline in Assam

New Delhi: Nearly 100 people were evacuated to safer places when a blast took place in an Oil India Limited (OIL) pipeline resulting in oil spill in Upper Assam's Golaghat district on Tuesday night.

According to OIL officials the occurred due to a "technical snag".

The resulting oil spill has spread over a three km radius near Rajabari village.

MORE DAMAGE: A blast took place in an OIL pipeline on Tueday night.

OIL engineers have been rushed to the area to find the damage as the authorities evacuated 100 people from the village.