Fire at Kumbh premises destroys tents, none injured

A fire broke out in the Kumbh premises of Prayagraj on Monday, destroying a large part of the tented area, officials said. But no loss of life was reported.

The fire erupted in Sector 13 of the sprawling Kumbh complex due to an explosion in a cooking gas cylinder at the ‘Digambar Akhada’ camp, a state government spokesman told IANS.

Several fire tenders have been were rushed to the spot to ensure that the fire did not spread. Police personnel and soldiers have been deployed to ensure the safety of pilgrims.

Strong winds created trouble in controlling the fire, the official said.

The Kumbh 2019 starts on Tuesday. The mega religious, spiritual and cultural congregation attracts millions to the confluence of Ganga and Yamuna rivers and the mystical Saraswati.

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