NAGPUR -- Tragedy struck, as 15 Defence Security Corps (DSC) jawans and two officers were killed in a massive inferno at the Central Ammunition Depot Pulgaon in Wardha, Maharashtra today.
Two officers and 15 DSC jawan died in major fire at central ammunition depot in Pulgaon in Maharashtra.— ANI (@ANI_news) May 31, 2016
Maharashtra: Fire broke out at Central ammunition Depot in Pulgaon last night,19 injured.Nearby villages evacuated pic.twitter.com/ASPjHmbTBd— ANI (@ANI_news) May 31, 2016
The incident took place in the wee hours of morning today as a fire broke out in the depot storing ammunition.
15 DSC jawans and two officers were killed and 17 jawans and two officers are injured, in which some are critical.
Two Officers & 17 DSC jawans injured in fire accident at Central ammunition Depot in Maharashtra,brought to hospital pic.twitter.com/yR30ruumSp— ANI (@ANI_news) May 31, 2016
The main site of the inferno, which is a shed that caught fire, has been extinguished and attempts are being made to stabilise the situation.
However, secondary fire and explosions has not been ruled out and precautions are being taken to control the fire.
Further details awaited.
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