Report by: 
Port Blair
16 Feb 2017

One injured in road mishap

A resident of Link Road sustained injuries in an accident on February 13. In the statement to the police, R Nagesh Kumar said that while returning home with his relative, Vignesh, at around 10.30 pm on his motorcycle, he noticed a huge crater on the main road near Minnie Bay Junction and applied disc brakes after which his bike collided with a concrete mixing machine. In the mishap, Vignesh sustained minor injuries and was rushed to GB Pant Hospital. The police have registered a case under section 336/337/388 IPC against the contractor for negligence.

Fire mishaps

Three minor fire accidents were reported from different parts of these islands recently. On February 13, fire fighters doused fire on a tree at Hut Bay 8 km and prevented major loss to the flora in the region. At around 10.47 am on the same day, fire fighters averted a major fire in the house of one G Venkat Rao and saved more than 1.46 lakh of household property. At around 1.30 pm on Feb 13, fighters put out a grass fire near Andaman Plantation, Mount Harriet Road, according to sources.