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In massive blaze at Visakhapatnam harbour, 23 fishing boats gutted; loss pegged at Rs 30 crore

Twenty-three fishing boats have been gutted in an enormous blaze and blasts which adopted at a harbour in Visakhapatnam late on Sunday night time. X

Twenty-three fishing boats turned to ashes in an enormous blaze and blasts which adopted at a harbour in Visakhapatnam late on Sunday night time. The estimated loss within the stunning incident is being estimated at about Rs 30 crore.

Native fishermen suspect some criminals set the boats on hearth. There’s additionally suspicion that the fireplace was triggered by a celebration in a ship anchored within the space.

Surprising visuals from the harbour confirmed firefighters making an attempt to douse the flames as fishermen stared helplessly on the hearth destroying their technique of livelihood.

The blasts in among the boats, have been apparently attributable to the fireplace reaching gas tanks. It additionally led to panic among the many locals within the space.

Senior police officer Ananda Reddy stated the fireplace broke out round 11:30 pm.

“Cylinders on boats are causing blasts, so we are asking people to stay away. Fire engines are working to control the fire,” he stated. “The cause of the fire is yet to be confirmed,” he stated.

No casualties have been reported. A case has been filed and investigation is underway, he added.

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