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2 IAF personnel killed in explosion

Two Indian Air Force personnel were killed in an explosion at the Air Force station in Jodhpur today when they were changing the tyre of a fire fighting equipment.

india Updated: Mar 16, 2010 22:39 IST

Two Indian Air Force personnel were killed in an explosion at the Air Force station in Jodhpur on Tuesday when they were changing the tyre of a fire fighting equipment.

According to Defence PRO Lt Col N N Joshi, Warrant Officer S Pandey and Sergeant H Singh were changing the tyre of the high quality Crash Fire Tender, which is used to douse the fire at the Air Force station and aircraft when it burst leaving both seriously injured.

They were taken to the hospital where they succumbed to their injuries.

Joshi said an investigation would be conducted into the incident.

"We need to know the reason how it happened as it is very rare occurrence," he added.