Watch: Day before it starts, fire breaks out at Kumbh Mela site

Fire breaks out at Kumbh Mela, no casualties reported Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India Jan 14, 2019, 02.16 PM (IST)

A gas cylinder exploded in a tent at the Kumbh Mela site in Prayagraj on Monday. The Kumbh begins on Tuesday. 

The explosion led to a fire. There were however no injuries.

The explosion and the ensuing fire broke out at Digambar Ani Akhara. 

Akhara police station inspector Bhaskar Mishra said there were no immediate reports of anyone being injured.

Firefighters were rushed to the spot.

Two vehicles and some other materials kept at the site were damaged in the fire, Mishra said.

The head of the Digambar Ani Akhada said the fire began in an adjoining tent and spread to their camp's kitchen, triggering the cylinder blast.

The police meanwhile have said they have put up "innovative technologies" for security.

"This Kumbh will witness the use of innovative technologies for security," Director General of Police (DGP) OP Singh said.

(With inputs from PTI)