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Andhra Pradesh Fishing Harbour Incident: 40 Boats Destroyed by Fire

vizag Fishing Harbour Caught on fire

In a devastating event at the Visakhapatnam fishing harbour, a massive fire erupted during the night bridging Sunday and Monday. The incident, as reported by the police, witnessed the destruction of nearly 40 fiber-mechanized boats, all reduced to ashes. Thankfully, amidst this catastrophe, no casualties or injuries were reported.



Fire Outbreak and Extensive Damage in Fishing Harbour

Firefighters were swiftly notified by local residents who promptly rushed to the site to contain and extinguish the flames. Initially originating from one boat, the fire rapidly spread to adjacent vessels, causing extensive damage within the vicinity.

Suspected Foul Play and Official Response For Fire Accident At Fishing Harbour

Local fishermen have raised suspicions of foul play, suggesting the possibility of intentional arson by unidentified individuals targeting the boats. Responding to these concerns, the police have initiated an investigation into the matter and have registered a case.

Official Statement and Ongoing Investigation

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Visakhapatnam, Anand Reddy, provided insights into the incident, stating, “The fire originated on a single boat at Vishakhapatnam fishing harbour, subsequently engulfing nearly 35 fiber-mechanized boats at midnight. Immediate responses from the police and fire departments successfully brought the fire under control. The cause of the fire remains undetermined at this stage. No casualties or injuries were recorded, and an FIR has been lodged, with investigations underway.”

This tragic incident calls for a thorough investigation to uncover the root cause behind the fire outbreak, shedding light on any potential foul play or unforeseen circumstances that led to the destruction of these boats at the fishing harbour in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

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Article By: Sai Kiran

Published On: 20th, November 2023


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