Probe ordered into fire at ammunition depot: Army

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New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) An enquiry has been ordered into the massive fire that engulfed one of the Indian Army’s largest ammunition depots in Maharashtra’s Pulgaon early on Tuesday and left 14 dead, a top army official said.

“The cause of the fire is not yet known. The army has ordered an enquiry to investigate the incident,” said Director General, Military Operations, Lt. Gen Ranbir Singh.

The toll at 14 – one soldier and 13 fire brigade staff, he said.

“… One army jawan, and 13 civilian fire fighter staff lost their life, while two officials and 15 personnel including nine jawans and six fire fighters got injured,” Singh said.

“As per last reports all the injured are stable,” he added.

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All the injured have been admitted to a super speciality hospital at Wardha and a team of especialised doctors has also rushed there, said the DGMO.



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