17 feared killed in army ammunition depot near Nagpur

  • Agence France-Presse, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: May 31, 2016 20:52 IST

A fire at a massive military ammunition depot in central India on Tuesday has killed at least 17 people and left many more injured, according to media reports.

The Press Trust of India news agency said two officers were among the 17 soldiers to have died in the blaze at the depot in Pulgaon, near Nagpur in Maharashtra.

The television news channel also reported that 17 people had been killed in the huge blaze, which it said had broken out after an explosion at the depot in the early hours of the morning.

Thousands of families living in the area had been evacuated from nearby towns and villages.

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