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Massive blaze on Australian oil rig

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An oil well at the centre of a massive spill in the Timor Sea off the north-west coast of Australia is on fire.

The company which runs the well, PTTEP Australasia, said the fire broke out as it made another attempt to plug a leak deep underwater at the West Atlas rig.

All workers were reported safe and were being evacuated from the installation.

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