Dozen tents gutted in Kumbh Mela fire

Allahabad, Jan 25 (IANS) Fire enveloped a dozen tents at the Kumbh Mela here Friday but officials said no one was injured as the tents were vacant at that time.

Ten of the tents were gutted in the Ram Govind Das camp area when devotees occupying them had gone to hear a 'katha' nearby.

Chief fire officer Animesh Singh told IANS that the fire was immediately doused and there were no casualties.

Firemen believe the fire could have been caused by incense sticks left behind by devotees. The other incident was suspected to have been happened when a gas cylinder exploded.

The Kumbh Mela began Jan 14 and would continue till March 10. The second holy bathing day falls Sunday.


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