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Major fire in Peddapuram

Major fire in Peddapuram
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In a major fire accident that broke out in RAK Ceramics in ADB road at Peddapuram in East Godavari district, about 20 kms from here, property worth of...

Kakinada: In a major fire accident that broke out in RAK Ceramics in ADB road at Peddapuram in East Godavari district, about 20 kms from here, property worth of Rs 50 crore said to have gutted in the mishap.

According to sources, the mishap occurred in material godown in the afternoon on Thursday. Soon, the flames spread to the entire area and continued till late in the evening.

In total, 13 fire tenders from East and West Godavari were pressed into service by Fire and Natural Disaster Management department.

While the RAK Ceramics sources quote electrical short circuit as the reason for the fire mishap, district fire officer Chikkala Ratna Babu told reporters that they were yet to assess the reason as they were preoccupied with other important work on Friday also.

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