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2 fishermen sustain burns after motorboat catches fire in UAE

Staff Report/Ras Al Khaimah
Filed on November 10, 2020
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The firefighters put out the blaze and prevented the flames from spreading to nearby boats.

Two Asian fishermen sustained minor burns after their motorboat caught fire in Ras Al Khaimah's Ghalila area on Tuesday.

Sources and eye witnesses told Khaleej Times that the blaze erupted while the boat was being anchored at the fishermen port.

"The fishermen on board had a narrow escape, but the boat was totally gutted."

The central operations room of the RAK Police was informed about the incident and ambulances, paramedics as well as civil defence and rescue teams were dispatched to the site.

"The firefighters put out the blaze and prevented the flames from spreading to nearby boats.

"The injured fishermen were administered first aid and the case was referred to the bodies concerned to ascertain the reason behind the fire."

reporters@khaleejtimes.com





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