#Pulgaon : A massive fire broke out early morning at the Central ammunition Depot in Pulgaon.
Two army officers and 18 jawans are feared dead in a massive fire at the Indian Army’s central ammunition depot in Pulgaon in eastern Maharashtra. Another 19, including the commanding officer and the deputy commandant, have been injured.
The depot is the largest such in the country, and the second largest in Asia.
The fire has been raging since 2 a.m Tuesday, reports said. The cause of the fire, however, is yet to be ascertained.
The fire at the ammo dump spread after secondary explosions. Villages in the vicinity have been evacuated.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is reported to be on his way to the site.
My heart goes out to the families of the officers and jawans who lost their lives in the fire accident at Ammunition depot in Pulgaon. Home Minister Rajnath Singh Twitted,
Pained by loss of lives caused by fire at central ammunition depot: PM #NarendraModi,
According to TV reports, mild explosions are still being heard from the area. More Details awaited)