Initial reports indicated two injuries and five missing individuals. The injured workers were promptly evacuated to shore, while those unharmed were relocated to safety.

However, the latest update brings grim news as the death toll rises to five, with one person still missing. Perenco, activating its emergency response procedure, has confirmed the area's security and the extinguishing of the fire.

Perenco expressed deep regret over the loss of lives and the ongoing search for the missing individual. The company is collaborating closely with emergency services and authorities to gather more information about the incident and the missing worker.

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Despite efforts by oil and gas companies to enhance safety measures, such tragic incidents serve as reminders of the inherent risks involved. In another recent incident in Norway, a fatal helicopter accident claimed the life of a crew member.

Stay tuned for further updates on this developing situation as we extend our condolences to the affected families.