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CNPC: SW China gas well fire under control

2011-12-23 08:43:45 GMT2011-12-23 16:43:45(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Rescuers work on the fire scene at the Qionglai-1 gas well of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China's biggest oil and gas producer, in Dayi County, Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Dec. 22, 2011. (Xinhua/Xue Yubin)

Rescuers work on the fire scene at the Qionglai-1 gas well of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China's biggest oil and gas producer, in Dayi County, Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Dec. 22, 2011. (Xinhua/Xue Yubin)

A specialist measures air quality near the fire scene at the Qionglai-1 gas well of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China's biggest oil and gas producer, in Dayi County, Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Dec. 22, 2011. (Xinhua/Xue Yubin)

Rescuers work on the fire scene at the Qionglai-1 gas well of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China's biggest oil and gas producer, in Dayi County, Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Dec. 22, 2011. (Xinhua/Xue Yubin)

A rescuer works on the fire scene at the Qionglai-1 gas well of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China's biggest oil and gas producer, in Dayi County, Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Dec. 22, 2011. (Xinhua/Xue Yubin)

Rescuers work on the fire scene at the Qionglai-1 gas well of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China's biggest oil and gas producer, in Dayi County, Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Dec. 22, 2011.

 One person is missing and four others are hospitalized after the gas well exploded during a nitrogen drilling operation conducted here early Thursday morning.

At present, the fire has been put under control and no toxic hydrogen sulfide gas was found in the gas leakage after the blast, said CNPC.

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