U.S. President Joe Biden will not attend the U.N. climate summit in Dubai, UK detects first human case of flu strain similar to pig virus, Malaysia will grant visa-free entry to citizens of China and India for stays of up to 30 days starting on Dec1, India resumes e-visa services for Canadians after 2 months, IIT Bombay issues new guidelines for hosting events on campus,

Visakhapatnam: 40 mechanised fishing boats burnt in fire accident

In a massive fire accident in Visakhapatnam harbour, more than 40 mechanised fishing boats were burnt. Port authorities have called special firefighting vessels to control the eruption. As per reports, there were 500 boats in the anchorage at the time of the incident and 100 of them caught fire. While 60 boats could be saved which were partially damaged, but 40 have been completely gutted.Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) K Anand Reddy said, five fire tenders were pressed into service to bring the fire under control.  So far, there is no report of loss of life, he added.
The fishermen and local police said that the fire that started from one of the boats spread to other boats that were anchored nearby on Sunday night.The police and fire-service personnel said that they will ascertain the exact reasons for the fire-mishap once they bring the fire under control. This accident caused heavy loss to the fishermen as well as the boat owners.Visakhapatnam Joint Collector K. S. Viswanath visited the Visakhapatnam fishing harbour on Monday morning where the massive fire accident took place.Speaking to the media, he said that they have collected the details of the damaged boats, fishermen and boat owners from the Fisheries Department and are assessing the extent of damage in a detailed way. He further informed that the Government will extend support to the affected fishermen and boat owners.
Local fishermen did not rule out foul play, suspecting that unknown individuals might have intentionally set the boats on fire. “All the fishing boats, which had gone into the sea for fishing three days ago, returned to the harbour on Sunday evening. Even before the unloading stock, the fire mishap took place,” Andhra Pradesh Mechanised Boat Owners’ Association president Vasupalli Janakiram said.According to the local fishermen, the loss could amount to around Rs30 crore.chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy directed that the authorities conduct an in-depth inquiry into the cause of accident. He asked fisheries minister Seediri Appala Raju to visit the spot to get the first-hand information.


Newsinc24 is now on telegram. Click here to join our channel @newsinc24 and stay updated with the latest news from politics, entertainment and other fields.

Food & Lifestyle

Helped in reviving an Indian restaurant and making it run successfully, Subroto has specialized in opening new five-star properties.

Read More


The CBI has alleged that Pooja had directed Daga to send the cover letter, printing plan and material to “V” i.e. Vaibhav.

Read More


Germany has initiated a bold move—a significant leap toward the widespread adoption of the digital euro.

Read More