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Maharashtra: Death toll reaches 4 in ammunition factory blast

ANI | Updated: Nov 20, 2018 11:21 IST

Wardha (Maharashtra) [India], Nov 20 (ANI): The death toll in Pulgaon Army depot explosion in Wardha has reached 4, officials said on Tuesday. The deceased include an ammunition factory employee and three labourers.
The blast occurred at 7 am today morning at the Army depot while unloading ammunition of 23mm at the demolition ground at the CAD, Pulgaon.
The demolition ground was given to Ordnance Factory, Khamaria for their demolition activities. The blast occurred during the disposal process.
Speaking to media, BB Pande, Defence PRO said, "While carrying out the demolition of old explosives by the staff of Ordnance Factory Khamaria, Jabalpur at the demolition land in Pulgaon there was an accident. In the incident, three labourers and one staff of ordnance lost lives."
Further details in this regard are awaited. (ANI)