Fire at Indian ammunition depot kills 20

31 May, 2016 12:27 pm

WARDHA (92 News) – A blaze at a large military ammunition depot in India has killed at least 20 people and left more than a dozen injured.

Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes as emergency teams battle the fire in Wardha, central India, while two officers were among 20 soldiers killed at the depot, which is one of the country’s largest.

The fire reportedly followed an explosion in the early hours of the morning, while an operation is in progress and the fire has been brought under control.

Indian authorities said that the firefighters using ten fire engines battled through the night to contain the blaze. “The fire broke out at 1:30 am and nearby fire engines reached the venue on time,” official said.

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