NAGPUR, Indian, 31st May, 2016 (WAM) — At least 17 security personnel, including two young Army officers, were killed today in a major fire that broke out at the Central Ammunition Depot, CAD, in Pulgaon, Maharashtra, India.

Two officers and 17 Defence Security Corp, DSC, jawans were injured in the blaze, some of them critically, an Army officer was quoted by the Press Trust of India as saying.

“The main fire at one of the sheds has been extinguished. The situation is being stabilised. Secondary fire and explosions cannot be ruled out yet,” the Army officer said.

The CAD at Pulgaon is the army’s biggest ammunition depot.

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