A day ahead of formal start of Maha Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh, today, a camp was caught fire due to cylinders blast. Two cylinders in the kitchen are being said to have caught fire.
No casualty or loss of life has been reported so far. Fire fighting operators control the fire. On the day of Makar Sankranti devotees became panic with this incident.
A camp of Digambar Akhada at Kumbh Mela caught fire in the noon. “Fire has been contained and the area is being cleared now. There has been no loss of life or injuries,” a senior official overseeing security at the Kumbh Mela said.
According to local authorities, approximately 1 lakh 17 thousand people offered prayers to Akshay Vat, a sacred fig tree mentioned in the Hindu mythology in Prayagraj.