40 boats gutted in Visakhapatnam Harbour Fire Accident

November 20, 2023 12:19
40 boats gutted in Visakhapatnam Harbour Fire Accident

(Image source from: Telanganatoday.com)

40 boats gutted in Visakhapatnam Harbour Fire Accident:- The Visakhapatnam fishing harbour was engulfed in a massive fire on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. The fire destroyed nearly 40 fiber-mechanised boats, but fortunately, there were no casualties or injuries reported. Firefighters were alerted by locals and arrived at the scene promptly to extinguish the fire. Local fishermen suspect foul play and allege that unknown individuals may have intentionally set the boats on fire.

The police have registered a case and launched an investigation into the incident. The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Visakhapatnam, Anand Reddy, stated that the fire originated on one boat and quickly spread to others nearby, causing extensive damage.

The cause of the fire is still unknown, and authorities are working diligently to determine the truth behind this incident. The fire occurred at a fishing harbour, and it is important to note that fire safety measures and prevention are crucial in such locations. It is essential to prioritize fire safety measures and prevention in fishing harbours and similar locations to avoid incidents like the one that occurred at the Visakhapatnam fishing harbour. The investigation is currently going on.

(Video Source: NTV Telugu)

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