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Major fire at HPCL plant in Vishakhapatnam, no casualties reported so far

A major fire broke out at a plant of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) in Malkapuram in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam on Tuesday, but no immediate casualties were reported so far.

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A major fire broke out at a plant of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) in Malkapuram in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam on Tuesday, but no immediate casualties were reported so far.

The local administration rushed in five fire tenders to douse the fire that erupted in the crude distillation unit in the HPCL old terminal. As of now, the cause of the incident is yet to be ascertained. 

The company has said that safety measures and fire fighting were activated immediately after the fire incident occurred. In a statement, it said, A fire incident occurred in one of the crude processing units of HPCL’s Visakh Refinery today. Safety measures & firefighting was activated immediately. 

The fire has been extinguished and there is no casualty and no risk to the public. Other Refinery operations are normal, it added.

According to the sources, company officials are using the latest technology to douse the flames. They have vacated the employees from the plant premises as a precautionary measure.

As per the local residents, there were a couple of blasts before the fire broke out and a huge column of smoke was billowing out from the plant. While coming out of the plant, some company workers said that there was a deafening sound like a blast and there was a ball of fire. The siren sounded and we all came running out to safety.

As per information, a blast was reported at Unit-3 plant in HPCL. Five fire tenders are present at the spot. More fire tenders are being rushed. The cause of the incident is yet to be ascertained, said DCP Aishwarya Rastogi.

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However,  the initial investigation suggested that the fire was caused due to a blast in a pipeline in the crude distillation unit (CDU) of the HPCL plant. The CDU has been shut down following the accident, said the officials.

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Andhra Pradesh woman allows husband to marry his ex, all three to live in the same house

Tweeple got reminded of Sridevi-Anil Kapoor starrer Judaai after learning about this Andhra Pradesh incident.

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People recreating a movie scene in real life can be fun but this time a similar incident took place in the city if real essence of India. An Andhra Pradesh woman woman got her husband married to his ex-lover with all her consent.

Merely a TV scene came to live when a wife made his husband marry his former liver. Moreover, the three of them are planning to live together under the same roof. Reportedly, the incident took place at Ambedkar Nagar of Dakkili in Tirupati.

The man recognized as Kalyan is a video content creator who married his first wife Vimala from Kadapa district two years ago. Apparently, the two met on social media. However, before this marriage, Kalyan was in a long-distance relationship with another woman named Nithya Sree. She is an influencer from Visakhapatnam and the two parted ways owing to circumstances.

The duo became popular on social media, amassing a large following on sites like YouTube and Share Chat. Later, Nitya Sree even moved into their neighborhood.

When Vimala came to know about her husband’s old relationship, she somehow agreed for their marriage, despite the fact that there is no legal authorization to the union. In the presence of his first wife, Kalyan married Nithya Sree on Wednesday at a local temple.

Following the ceremony, the trio posed for photographs as well. The photographs gained attention on social media. While tweeple were confused over the legal authorization of the union, others got reminded of Sridevi-Anil Kapoor and Urmila Matonkar starrer Judaai.

In the movie also, Sridevi gets her husband (Anil Kapoor) married to Urmila for the sake of money. However, things turn ugly when crucial moments tests their dynamics. Hence, in this Andhra incident also, it will be interesting if another follow up comes over.

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Cyclone Asani: Red alert in Andhra Pradesh, gusty winds witnessed at Puri beach; NDRF deployed in 3 states as cyclone nears AP coast

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a red alert in Andhra Pradesh after Cyclone Asani changed its direction. IMD said that by Wednesday morning, a cyclonic storm is likely to reach the west-central Bay of Bengal, close to the Andhra Pradesh coast

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Rough sea conditions, strong waves, and gusty winds are also witnessed at Puri beach in Odisha today.

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a red alert in Andhra Pradesh after Cyclone Asani changed its direction. IMD said that by Wednesday morning, a cyclonic storm is likely to reach the west-central Bay of Bengal, close to the Andhra Pradesh coast. Meanwhile, Odisha and West Bengal are also bracing for the cyclonic storm’s wrath.

It is reported that 50 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been earmarked for Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, and West Bengal as cyclone Asani has intensified and is near the east coast with a wind speed of up to 105 kmph.

Ajay Bhalla, Union Home Secretary on Tuesday reviewed preparedness for the severe cyclone. As the cyclone Asani is approaching Andhra Pradesh, the weather forecasting department issued a red alert in East and West Godavari, Guntur Krishna, and Vishakhapatnam districts.

IMD on Wednesday morning said that Cyclone Asani was moving at a speed of 6 kmph during the past six hours over the west-central Bay of Bengal about 50 km south-southeast of Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh, 150 km southwest of Kakinada, 290 km southwest of Visakhapatnam, 530 km southwest of Gopalpur in Odisha and 640 km southwest of Odisha’s Puri Odisha.

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The weather forecasting agency also informed that by May 12 morning the cyclonic storm is likely to weaken gradually into a depression. However, it is expected to move nearly northwards over the next few hours, then slowly recurve north-northeastwards along the coastlines of Narsapur, Yanam, Kakinada, Tuni, and Visakhapatnam from noon to dusk today, before emerging into the west-central Bay of Bengal off the coasts of North Andhra Pradesh by night.

Rough sea conditions, strong waves, and gusty winds are also witnessed at Puri beach in Odisha today. Hrushikesh Panda, in charge of the Puri MeT department, said that the waves are reported above normal with 30kmph wind speed in the morning and along with it Puri district reported 9mm rainfall last night.

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Andhra Pradesh: 40-year-old Vijayawada man dies after electric bike battery explodes in living room, wife and children critical

In yet another incident of fire accident due to an electric bike battery blast, a 40-year-old man died and his wife and children are severely injured. This explosion took place in the wee hours of Saturday in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.

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Andhra Pradesh: 40-year-old Vijayawada man dies after electric bike battery explodes in living room, wife and children critical

In yet another incident of fire accident due to an electric bike battery blast, a 40-year-old man died and his wife and children are severely injured. This explosion took place in the wee hours of Saturday in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.

According to the police, the deceased, Siva Kumar bought a new bike Boom Corbett14 on Friday, a day prior to the tragedy. The incident happened at Kumar’s home in Gulabi Thota around 3:30 am. Kumar had begun charging the battery at 10 pm before going to sleep, as said by NV Suryanarayana, station house officer of Suryaraopet police station in Vijayawada. According to him, the explosion caused a fire in the living room, and smoke quickly engulfed the area.

While Siva Kumar died in a tragedy, his wife Harathi who is 30 years old is critical as she sustained severe bleeding, and their children, Bindu Sri, 10 years old, and Sasi, 6 years old suffered 30 percent burns. All three of them have been shifted to a private hospital and kept under observation for 48 hours.

According to the police, Kumar had kept the detachable battery in his room before going to bed. The battery exploded and caused a fire in the house that spread to an air conditioner and other electronic items. The reports state that Kumar died of burns and suspected asphyxiation, while his wife and children’s condition is critical due to the inhalation of thick smoke.

Harathi’s sister has filed a complaint and on the basis of that, the police registered a case of death under suspicious circumstances invoking section 174 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

Earlier, a similar incident occurred in Chennai, Tamil Nadu when an 80-year-old man B Ramaswamy died after the battery of his son Prakash’s Pure EV scooter exploded in their living room in the early hours on Wednesday.

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