Massive fire at a camp in Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj triggers panic

Remigio Civitarese
Gennaio 14, 2019

Panic among pilgrims after a massive fire erupted at a camp in Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj (Allahabad) in Uttar Pradesh on Monday.

As part of the measures to fight the disaster related to fire hazard, the management had said that utility of modern and innovative firefighting tools have been used.

Firefighters took about 10 minutes to control the blaze which engulfed the makeshift structure at the venue.

Speaking to news agency ANI, a police official said, "The fire at Digambar Ani Akhara has been contained and the area is being cleared now".

A fire broke out at a camp set up for the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj this afternoon.

The 2019 Kumbh Mela will commence on January 15 on Makar Sankranti which will be the first bathing day. Mahashivratri on March 4 will mark the last bathing day. Devotees take holy dips at the sacred confluence of the Ganga, the Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati.

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