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Fire at 'Simhastha' Kumbh, no casualties

April 07, 2004 17:39 IST

A fire broke out on Wednesday in one of the ashrams set up for the ongoing 'Simhastha' Kumbh, but no loss of life was reported, officials said.

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The blaze began in the Goredau Ashram set up by Mahant Avadhbihari Das in the Ankpaat area off Mangalnath Road in Ujjain at around 1000 IST, City Commissioner C P Arora said.

A few huts built in the ashram premises caught fire, he said.

Ten fire engines were rushed to the spot and fire-fighters succeeded in dousing the flames within 30 minutes, Arora said.

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