Udupi: Fire destroys five boats at Malpe, loss estimated at Rs 40 lac


Udupi: Fire destroys five boats at Malpe, loss estimated at Rs 40 lac

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Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (UM)

Udupi, Dec 17: Four country boats and a small boat caught fire at Padukere, Malpe here on Tuesday December 17, causing a loss of around Rs 40 lac.

The boats were anchored on shore and and covered with tarpaulin as presently there is a ban on fishing by country boats.

It is said that the fire was sparked off due to short circuit in a transformer located close to the spot where the boats were anchored.

The flames spread quickly and the boats which were made of fibre were gutted in no time.

The boats belong to a group of 42 fishermen. The total loss is said to be around Rs 40 lac.

The locals who spotted the fire informed the fire brigade and officials. After some effort, the flames were doused by the fire personnel.

Members and leaders of fishermen associations as well as district officials visited the spot.

Malpe police have registered a case.

  

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  • ruchi, udupi

    Tue, Dec 17 2013

    Many strange things have started happening in and around Malpe, with the support of our able MLA all solutions will be solved, for sure Dal Me Kuch Kala zarur hai,

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  • Hubert D'souza, Mangalore Dubai

    Tue, Dec 17 2013

    How many days these people can wait without fishing!!!!!These boats are banned for fishing.Any way these people can buy new big boats if they get insurance.

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  • For Justice, Abu Dhabi / Ubar

    Tue, Dec 17 2013

    Hope its not fake accident for insurance claim as the boats are expired..

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  • Anand, karkala

    Tue, Dec 17 2013


    Not insured at all. What claim can they get? Babaji ka Tullu...

    DisAgree [8] Agree [9] Reply Report Abuse

  • For Justice, Abu Dhabi / Ubar

    Wed, Dec 18 2013

    Jeevan,Don't show your dirty culture in the public by writing so - last words in your comment.

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  • Bollu, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 17 2013

    For Justice..
    Here loss around Rs.40 lacs that's of 42 people how you claim it's for insurance purposes..!!
    While doing justice please do it in right manner..
    After all one's livlihood depend upon fishing...don't comment without knowing what's went wrong actually..!!

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  • For Justice, Abu Dhabi / Ubar

    Wed, Dec 18 2013

    As you said after know the truth only we have to comment,then have to wait till the court judgement comes...Did you investigated this case???
    I was just suspected so bcoz we are living in FAKE era.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Dec 17 2013

    For Justice, You are right. India is gripped by some FEKU WAVE...

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  • Bollu, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 17 2013

    May be outdated boat...
    Will receive insurance with the help of community leaders Pramod Madhwaraj...
    Within short time recieve modernised trawler..to catch huge fishes..!!

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