India: Fire in military ammunition depot kills 17
May 31, New Delhi: A fire at a massive military ammunition depot in central India has killed at least 17 people and left many more injured, according to media reports. Those killed were security personnel including two young army officers.
Another 17 Defense Security Crop (DSC) and two officers were injured in the blaze.
The Press Trust of India news agency said on Tuesday that two officers were among the 17 soldiers to have died in the blaze at the depot in Pulgaon, near the city of Nagpur in the state of Maharashtra.
The NDTV network also reported that 17 people had been killed in the huge blaze which it said had broken out after an explosion at the depot in the early hours of the morning.
Thousands of families living in the area had been evacuated from nearby towns and villages.
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