VIDEO: At Least 17 Died in Fire at India Ammunitions Depot

Tue May 31, 2016 14:04:41

A fire broke out at a major ammunitions depot in western India early on Tuesday, causing the death of at least 17 army personnel, according to local new reports.

The fire at the Pulgaon ammunitions depot started before dawn, said an official at the local police station, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak to the media.

The Pulgaon ammunitions depot, one of India's largest, is located in Maharastra state's Wardha district.

New Delhi Television and other local media also reported that 19 other people were injured and that about 1,000 villagers had been evacuated from around the area.

Many of the injured were rushed to a local hospital.

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