31/05/2016 10:35 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST

Two Officers, 15 Jawans Killed In Fire At Ammunition Depot In Maharashtra


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.

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.

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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