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11 killed as crane collapses at Hindustan Shipyard in Vizag

Visakhapatnam: At least 11 persons were reported killed and several others injured when a jetty crane collapsed on Saturday at the Hindustan Shipyard Limited premises. According to eyewitness accounts, the mishap occurred between 11.30 am and 12 noon when officials were testing the crane. At least 20 persons were working on the spot when the crane […]

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Vizag gas leak: LG Polymers CEO, Technical Director, 10 others arrested by Visakhapatnam police

Visakhapatnam: LG Polymers Managing Director and CEO, Sunkey Jeong and Technical Director D.S. Kim were among 12 officials of the company arrested by Visakhapatnam police on Tuesday, in connection with the styrene gas leak tragedy that left 15 dead and hundreds hospitalised in May this year. Assistant Commissioner of Police, R.V.S.N. Murthy, who is also the […]

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Andhra Pradesh: Police Officer allegedly hangs self owing to ill health

Visakhapatnam: A senior police officer of Andhra Pradesh on Friday allegedly committed suicide, police said. P.V. Krishna Varma, serving as Special Branch Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) at Srikakulam, allegedly hanged himself at his residence on Beach Road in this coastal city. Varma’s wife and son found him dead on their return from a hospital. […]

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Five Maoists killed in gunfight in Andhra Pradesh

Visakhapatnam: Five Maoists were killed in an exchange of fire with police near the Andhra Pradesh-Odisha border on Sunday, police said. According to police, the incident took place near Gummirevulu village in Gudem Kotha Veedhi block. The exchange of fire took place when personnel of anti-Maoist force, Greyhounds, and the Special Protection Force (SPF) came face […]

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Seven killed as tourist boat capsizes in Godavari in Andhra Pradesh

Visakhapatnam: At least seven persons were killed and many others were missing as a boat with about 60 tourists capsized in Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari district on Sunday, officials said. Locals rescued 24 people while a search was on for others. The accident occurred in Papikonda area. Rescue workers pulled out seven bodies. […]

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Cyclone Fani triggers heavy rains, very strong winds in Andhra Pradesh

Visakhapatnam: Extremely severe cyclone storm cyclone Fani, which hit Odisha coast near Puri on Friday morning, triggered heavy rains in parts of north coastal Andhra Pradesh, while gusty winds uprooted trees and electricity poles, officials said. The cyclone moved close to north coastal Andhra before it made landfall in neighbouring Odisha. Under its impact, gusty winds […]

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Indian Navy on high alert for cyclone Fani

Visakhapatnam: As the cyclone storm Fani was intensifying into a ‘Severe Cyclonic Storm’ over the south-east and adjoining south-west Bay of Bengal, the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) is on high alert to render necessary humanitarian assistance, a Navy spokesperson said on Tuesday. Indian Naval ships at Visakhapatnam and Chennai are on stand-by to proceed to the […]