Sunday, November 05, 2006
A mechanised boat belonging to a Thoothur fisherman, Jegatheesh (30), is said to have caught fire under mysterious circumstances about 200 metres off shore where it had been anchored. The fishermen of the locality had not ventured out into the sea as the seas were rough due to heavy rains. All the boats had been anchored off shore to protect them from being damaged.Meanwhile, as the rains abated and the fishermen had decided to go for fishing. However, when they neared the boats, they found Jegatheesh's boat in flames. Nithiraivilai police have registered a case. The damage caused to the boat is estimated at around Rs 25 lakh.