Minor fire in luxury cruise liner in Howrah

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Kolkata, Jan 2 (IANS) A member of the crew suffered slight injury after a fire broke out in a luxury cruise liner here Friday, a day before it was slated to embark on its maiden voyage.

Two fire tenders managed to douse the fire within a short time, fire brigade sources said.

A short circuit is suspected to have caused the fire in the ship anchored at a jetty on the Ganga in the neighbouring Howrah district.

“One member of the crew was slightly injured. Some furniture damaged. It was a minor fire,” said a fire brigade official.

The cruise liner is slated to leave for Murshidabad with passengers Saturday.