Kumbh Mela 2019: Fire destroys several tents, no casualties


Prayagraj (Allahabad): In a devastating fire a number of tents were destroyed at Kumbh Mela 2019 here in Uttar Pradesh on Monday.

However, there were no reports of any casualties.

According to reports, a huge fire swept through the tents at the Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj (Allahabad). A large number of tents were gutted. The incident occurred hardly a day before the religious festival is to officially start.

Officials said the fire that erupted at the Ardh Kumbh Mela site incinerated large tent houses. They said fire in the tent city has alarmed the authorities.

Initial reports suggested that the fire started in one of the tents at Digambar Akhara near Digambar Ghat. It soon engulfed other tents.

A number of fire brigades were rushed to the spot to control the blaze. Security has been tightened in and around the site, sources said. Rescue operations are being undertaken.

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