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Crane goes up in flames in Visakhapatnam port

In a second accident within a fortnight, a crane went up in flames at a cargo handling berth EQ in Visakhapatnam port in the wee hours of September eighth. The fire broke out in the engine room of crane belonging to a private company while unloading urea from a ship at the berth.

Short circuit said to be the reason behind the fire; extent of damage yet to be ascertained

A short circuit was said to be the reason behind the fire. An alert driver of crane immediately alerted the personnel of fire department of the port who put out the flames immediately. The total extent of damage due to fire is yet to be ascertained.

Operations at the berth resumed within hours

According to port officials, operations at the berth resumed within a few hours after the fire was doused. An enquiry has been ordered to ascertain the facts.

In the first incident, the Harbor Machine Crane also belonging to the same private company was damaged when fire broke out in its engine room at the port on August 26.

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