Fire in oil well claims 14 in Myanmar

YANGON: At least 14 people were killed and 58 others injured in a fire at an oil well in central Myanmar, a private television channel reported Monday citing an official in the country.As per details, the fire broke out on Sunday near Pakokku town in the Magway region however its cause was unknown. The authorities were battling to put out the blaze.“At least 14 people were killed and 58 other injured so far during the incident,” said the official adding “There could be more casualties.”It is pertinent to mention here that Myanmar is rich in natural resources including oil and gas. Despite this, as per the World Bank figures, nearly a third of the population lives below the poverty line. – Sananews