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Fire breaks out at Amit Shah’s meeting venue in UP

A small fire broke out at Amit Shah’s public meeting venue in Rae Bareli which led to the programme getting suspended for a while.

india Updated: Apr 21, 2018 15:19 IST
Press Trust of India
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BJP president Amit Shah and UP CM Yogi Adityanath were on the dais when the fire broke out.(PTI)

A minor fire broke out at the venue of a public meeting of BJP president Amit Shah, triggering panic and commotion in the audience.

The fire, which was brought under control in short time, broke out due to an electrical short-circuit near the media enclosure, officials said.

Shah and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath were present on the dais at the time of the incident.

State BJP chief Mahendranath Pandey was addressing the gathering when smoke and sparks were noticed.

Because of the fire, the programme was stopped for a while.

(‘This story has not been modified from its original version’.)

First Published: Apr 21, 2018 15:18 IST