Fire incident at 'Jal Mahotsav' event

16 Oct 2017

The third edition of the Madhya Pradesh government's colourful 'Jal Mahotsav' began here today on a rough note as the venue was hit by a fire incident, but no one was injured. The fire started around 9.30 pm, gutting five to six tents containing goods. Three fire tenders were rushed to the spot, officials said. Chief minister Shivraj Chouhan ordered an inquiry into the matter and to station fire tenders at the festival venue. "In such huge programmes, some shortcomings occur. I have ordered to check each and every tent to avert any other untoward incident. Since the incident took place in the beginning of the festival, it gives us a lesson to be more alert," he said.