Major fire at arms depot in Nagpur; 17 killed

Nagpur: At least 17 security personnel, including two young Army officers, were today killed in a major fire that broke out at the central ammunition depot in Pulgoan early this morning.

Two officers and 17 Defence Security Corp (DSC) jawans were injured in the blaze, some of them critically, an Army officer said.

“The main fire at one of the sheds has been extinguished.

The situation is being stabilised. Secondary fire and explosions cannot be ruled out now,” the Army officer said.

The central ammunition depot at Pulgaon is one India’s biggest ammunition depot. Pulgaon is 110 kms from Nagpur.