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17 killed in arms depot fire

Medical staff tend to a victim of the fire

By: Eastern Eye Staff

A FIRE at one of India’s largest military ammunition depots on Tuesday (31) killed at least 17 people and injured many more, officials said. The blaze broke out overnight at the high security depot with tonnes of weapons and ammunition near the city of Nagpur in central India. “Seventeen people have died. Nineteen are injured but are out of danger,” Smita Patil, superintendent of Wardha district police, said Thousands of families living in nearby towns and villages have been evacuated from the surrounding areas in Pulgaon, in Maharashtra state, amid fears of secondary explosions. Two officers were among the 17…

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