Pulgaon victims were blown to pieces due to explosions | Latest Political News
The intensity of fire and explosions at central ammunition depot at Pulgaon in Wardha district was such that seven of the victims were blown to pieces, a top police official said. Two more bodies were recovered on Wednesday from the site of the fire mishap, taking the death toll to 18. One person is still unaccounted for, sources said. The bodies recovered on Wednesday are yet to be identified. The Collector said 17 injured, who were admitted to a hospital in Wardha, were stable.The identities of the deceased are yet to be established.
An “accidental fire” at the shed was followed by explosions on Tuesday morning, resulting in the deaths. The CAD is the most crucial ammunition depot of the Army and among the largest in the world. According to some sources, one fire fighter is still missing. The Collector did not rule out the recovery of more bodies.
“The reasons behind the incident will be known only after the completion of an inquiry by the Army,” Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday. The injured were admitted to Acharya Vinoba Bhave Rural Hospital in Sawangi Meghe village, attached to Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained and the Army has instituted an inquiry into the incident. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had said there was no sabotage involved in the fire at the ammunition depot but the exact cause would be known only after inquiry.
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