A day ahead of the Kumbh Mela celebrations, a massive fire was triggered by a cylinder explosion in a tent at the site in Prayagraj on Monday. No injuries were reported in the incident.
Several firefighters rushed to the spot after the blaze 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. There has been no loss of life or injuries.”
Akhara police station inspector Bhaskar Mishra also confirmed that no was injured in the incident.
The 55-day mela, which will begin tomorrow, draws lakhs of pilgrims who arrive to bathe in the sacred confluence of the Ganga and the Yamuna and the Saraswati rivers.