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UP: Cylinder blast causes fire at Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj; no injuries reported

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The mishap occurred following a cylinder blast at the Digambhar Akhada

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: January 14, 2019 16:32 IST
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A massive fire broke out at a camp of Digambar Akhada at the Kumbh Mela in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj on Monday. The mishap occurred following a cylinder blast at the Digambhar Akhada. According to the reports, multiple tents were engulfed in the fire which broke out at the Ardh Kumbh Mela.

The fire was later brought under control and the area was being cleared, said the SP, Security. There was no loss of life or injuries reported into the incident, he said. 

There were no immediate reports of any one being injured, Akhara police station inspector Bhaskar Mishra said.

Fire fighters rushed to control the blaze which engulfed the makeshift structure at the venue

The Kumbh Mela is slated to begin from Tuesday.

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