Visakhapatnam fishing harbour engulfed in fire: Over 30 boats devastated in Andhra Pradesh blaze
Visakhapatnam fishing harbour engulfed: A significant blaze erupted at Visakhapatnam's fishing harbour in Andhra Pradesh, engulfing over 30 fishing boats during Sunday night. An initial report from Deputy Commissioner of Police Anand Reddy disclosed that the fire originated on a single boat and rapidly spread, consuming approximately 35 fibre-mechanised boats.
#WATCH | Andhra Pradesh: A massive fire broke out in Visakhapatnam fishing harbour. The fire that started with the first boat eventually spread to 40 boats. Several fire tenders reached the spot to control the fire. Police have registered a case and are investigating the matter.… pic.twitter.com/1ZYgiWInOz
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Fortunately, there were no casualties or injuries reported as emergency services swiftly responded to the distress call. Police and firefighting teams promptly intervened, managing to bring the fire under control. However, the cause of this destructive fire remains undetermined, prompting authorities to initiate an investigation. A case has been filed to ascertain the circumstances leading to this calamitous event.
Heart-wrenching visuals circulated online, depicting firefighters tirelessly combating the inferno while distressed fishermen watched helplessly as their livelihoods went up in flames.
This incident is currently under investigation, and updates will follow as the situation develops. Stay tuned for further information on this unfolding story.
- With inputs from agencies