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Updated January 7th, 2024 at 00:36 IST

Cargo vessel stationed on Muri-Ganga river in West Bengal catches fire

A police official said that during the fire incident, which reportedly occurred on Saturday evening, no one was injured.

Reported by: Abhishek Tiwari
Cargo vessel catches fire
Cargo vessel catches fire. | Image:PTI/ Representational
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A major fire broke out in a stationary cargo vessel on the Muri Ganga river in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district on Saturday. A police official said that during the incident, which reportedly occurred on Saturday evening, no one was injured.

Cause of fire is yet to be determined, say police

Police sources said that several fire tenders were immediately pressed into service to bring the blaze under control.

The police official said, "The cause of the fire is yet to be determined, but prima facie, it appears the blaze erupted due to some repair activity on the vessel.”

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The Muri Ganga is a distributary of the Hooghly river.

Further details on the rescue operation are being awaited. 
 

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Published January 7th, 2024 at 00:36 IST

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