Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Latest on Pulgaon fire
In a tragic accident at the Army’s Central Ammunition Depot (CAD) at Pulgaon in Maharashtra, an accidental fire has killed 17 jawans including two officers while another 19 were injured.Army sources said that two officers and 15 Defence Security Corps (DSC) jawans have been killed while another two officers and 17 DSC jawans have been injured, some critically.
CAD Pulgaon, is the largest ammunition depot of the Indian Army, and is also one of the largest depots in the world.
Defence Minister to visit the spot
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Army chief Dalibir Singh are likely to visit Pulgaon later in the day.
Surrounding villages vacated
Three villages, surrounding Pulgaon Army Central Ammunition depot in Wardha district, have been vacated after the explosion. The Army has moved the villagers to a safer position.
Condoling the loss of lives, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he has asked Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to "visit the spot and take stock of the situation."
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