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Indians call for compensation over oil well blaze

Firefighters have so far failed to put out a huge oil well blaze which has been burning for two months after thousands of farming families in Assam state were forced from their homes.

Firefighters in India have so far failed to put out a huge oil well blaze which has been burning for two months.

Thousands of farming families in Assam state have been forced from their homes.

They are calling for compensation from the oil company involved for causing widespread environmental damage.

Al Jazeera’s Raheela Mahomed has the story.