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17 army men dead in fire engulfed one of India’s largest ammunition depots

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Nagpur, May 31 (The News)

17 armed force men, including two officers, were killed and 19 harmed in a monstrous flame that inundated one of India’s biggest ammo warehouses in Maharashtra’s Pulgaon early Tuesday, authorities said.The reason for the burst at the station, which houses Brahmos rockets, arms, ammo, bombs and other dangerous things of the Indian Army, was not instantly known.

There were fears that the loss of life may rise on the grounds that numerou

work force of the Defense Security Corps that gives security at barrier service locales were absent at the stop, exactly 120 km from here.The authorities said the fire began somewhere around 1.30 and 2 a.m. at the point when blazes were seen surging out of a shed. It spread rapidly to various different sheds putting away unstable things in the warehouse that was as of late recompensed for utilizing sunlight based vitality to arrange off terminated ammo.

“Two officers and 15 DSC warriors kicked the bucket,” an armed force representative said, including the harmed included two officers and 17 soldiers.The representative said the primary flame has been brought under control. “In any case, auxiliary flame and blasts can’t be precluded now.”Eyewitnesses said flares were all the while ascending from parts of the stop.

The armed force as a precautionary measure got five towns emptied as the flame was spreading. In any case, exactly 1,000 men and ladies from these towns came b

back to their homes by the afternoon.Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Indian Army Chief General Dalbir Singh were set to visit the station that supplies ammo to the whole western part of the Indian Army.

The armed force has requested a court of investigation into the episode and the degree of harm to barrier resources was being found out, authorities asking for namelessness said.Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis communicated sadness over the loss of lives in the tragedy.”Pained by loss of lives brought on by a flame at Central Ammunition Depot in Pulgaon, Maharashtra. My musings are with the deprived families,” Modi tweeted.

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