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Fire at Oil India Limited's oilfield in Assam's Baghjan resulted in a severe loss of biodiversity and economy

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The fire destroyed 55% of the biodiversity and killed almost 26,000 animals, including a river dolphin. The soil also got polluted with oil, grease, and heavy metals, requiring treatment, while tea bushes must be uprooted and thoroughly checked for dangerous substances. The agony was further exacerbated by the COVID-19 epidemic and a succession of flood waves, nine of which occurred last year, according to the report.