Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi express deep shock and anguish over fire at ammunition depot

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New Delhi | Published: May 31, 2016 10:45:09 PM

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi today expressed shock & deep anguish at the death of 16 people, including two Army officers, in blasts and fire that ravaged one of Asia's biggest ammunition depot in Maharashtra's Pulgaon.

"My prayers are with the families of the victims. I hope those injured in the accident are given due medical care and support," Rahul Gandhi tweeted. (Reuters)“My prayers are with the families of the victims. I hope those injured in the accident are given due medical care and support,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted. (Reuters)

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi today expressed shock & deep anguish at the death of 16 people, including two Army officers, in blasts and fire that ravaged one of Asia’s biggest ammunition depot in Maharashtra’s Pulgaon.

Extending her condolences to the family members of the deceased, Sonia Gandhi hoped that the injured were being taken care of and ample efforts were being undertaken to limit and control the damage.

“Deeply saddened and pained to learn of the deaths of Jawans and Officers in the fire at Central Ammunition Depot in Maharashtra.

“My prayers are with the families of the victims. I hope those injured in the accident are given due medical care and support,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

At least 16 people, including two Army officers, were today killed in blasts and a massive blaze which ravaged the ammunition depot that houses the largest stockpile of weapons in the country.

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