Wardha: Six killed, several injured in explosion in Pulgaon Army Depot

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New Delhi | Updated: November 20, 2018 3:47:54 PM

At least three people were killed and several others were injured in an explosion in Pulgaon Army Depot of Maharashtra's Wardha on Tuesday morning.

Wardha explosionWardha: Two killed, several injured in explosion in Pulgaon Army Depot

At least six people were killed and 10 others injured in an explosion near an ordnance depot in Maharashtra’s Wardha on Tuesday. According to a Defence official, the explosion took place around 7 am while ammunition was being unloaded for disposal.

“The blast occurred in one of the ammunition boxes while unloading the ammunition. The incident took place in an open land,” he said.

Wardha’s Additional Superintendent of Police Nikhil Pingle said that around 10 to 15 contract labourers were at the site when the incident occurred. While four were killed on the spot, two others succumbed to injuries in hospital.

All injured were admitted to a hospital in the nearby Savangi village. Meanwhile, police and fire brigade officials have reached the spot and relief and rescue operations are underway.

In 2016, a blast at the ammunition depot at Pulgaon had claimed 16 lives.

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