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17 killed in Wardha army ammunition depot blaze

The damage to assets of defence and fatalities, if any are being ascertained, say officials

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Publish Date: May 31 2016 11:27AM | Updated Date: May 31 2016 3:25PM

17 killed in Wardha army ammunition depot blaze

 At least 17 people were killed and another 19 injured in a major fire followed by a blast in India's biggest Central Ammunition Depot, Pulgaon in adjoining Wardha district in Maharashtra in the early hours of Tuesday.

 The damage to assets of defence and fatalities, if any are being ascertained, officials requesting anonymity said.
 
Local eyewitnesses said that there were multiple explosions after a blaze due to unknown reasons at the defence depot around 1.30 a.m. on Tuesday.
 
Pulgaon is situated around 40 km from Wardha, the district headquarters, which is 80 kms from Nagpur.