Maharashtra announces compensation for Pulgaon explosion victims

ANI | Updated: Nov 20, 2018 21:02 IST

Wardha (Maharashtra) [India], Nov 20 (ANI): Maharashtra government on Tuesday declared a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the kin of the deceased and Rs 2 lakh for those, who were critically injured in Pulgaon's Army depot explosion in Wardha that claimed six lives.
The blast occurred at 7 am on Tuesday morning at the Army depot while unloading ammunition of 23 mm at the demolition ground at the Central Ammunition Depot (CAD), Pulgaon.
The demolition ground was given to Ordnance Factory, Khamaria, for their demolition activities. The blast occurred during the disposal process.
In 2016, 16 people were killed in a blast at the ammunition depot at Pulgaon.(ANI)