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Magh Mela: 3 burned in fire at camp of Kinnar Akhara in Prayagraj

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An aerial view of devotees taking a holy dip in the Ganga river on the occasion of ‘Mauni Amavasya’ during the annual religious 'Magh Mela' festival, in Prayagraj

An aerial view of devotees taking a holy dip in the Ganga river on the occasion of ‘Mauni Amavasya’ during the annual religious 'Magh Mela' festival, in Prayagraj

Prayagraj (UP): Three people sustained burn injuries when a fire erupted in the camp of Kinnar Akhara located in Sector 5 of the Magh Mela area, an official said on Friday.

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The wounded were given first-aid at Ganga Hospital located in the mela area and referred to Swaroop Rani Nehru Hospital, Mela officer Dayanand Prasad said.

According to the officer, the blaze was completely controlled in about an hour by the fire department personnel. However, a lot of goods got damaged in the incident.

Radhika Tiwari of Kinnar Akhara said food items, bedding, clothes etc were all burned down.

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