Visakhapatnam: A massive fire broke out at a fishing harbour in Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. About 40 fishing boats turned to ashes in the fire. No casualties or injuries were reported in the accident.
#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
— ANI (@ANI) November 20, 2023
Fishermen suspect some criminals set the boats on fire. There is also suspicion that the fire was triggered by a party in a boat. The estimated loss in the incident is Rs 30 crore.
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At least 25 fishing boats were reduced to ashes in a major fire, #Visakhapatnam #Vizag #fishing harbour #AndhraPradesh. @APPOLICE100 @vizagcitypolice #fire dept takes support of @vptIndia @PRO_Vizag . Only property damage reported so far. #BreakingNews pic.twitter.com/43hDWzBn7d
— Journo Kamal V (B+) (@JournoKamal) November 19, 2023
‘The fire broke out on a boat at Vishakhapatnam fishing harbour and then spread to nearly 35 fiber-mechanized boats at midnight. Cylinders on boats are causing blasts, so we are asking people to stay away. The police and fire teams responded immediately. The fire was successfully brought under control. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. No casualties or injuries were reported in the incident. An FIR has been filed and an investigation is underway,’ said Deputy Commissioner of Police, Anand Reddy.
Massive fire in #Visakhapatnam fishing harbour
The fire started with one boat and eventually burned 40 boats to ashes
— Sudhakar Udumula (@sudhakarudumula) November 20, 2023