Pulgaon fire: Mortal remains of officers, jawans flown to native places

  • Press Trust of India, Hindustan Times, Nagpur
  • Updated: Jun 02, 2016 16:56 IST
The Pulgaon fire (PTI)

The mortal remains of two Army officers and jawans, who were killed in the fire at the Central Ammunition Depot (CAD) in Pulgaon, were flown to their native places Thursday morning.

The mortal remains were brought to the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport here from Pulgaon. While three of them were sent to Delhi, one was sent to Mumbai, defence public relations officer Wing Commander Sameer Gangakhedkar said.

The remains of Lt Col RS Pawar will be sent to Haridwar via Delhi and that of Naik Ran Singh to Rewari in Haryana. The remains of Sepoy Satya Prakash from Defence Security Corps (DSC) will be taken to Kanpur, it added.

The coffin of Major K Manoj was sent to Thiruvananthuram for Allapujha via Mumbai, the release said.

A massive fire had broken out at one of Asia’s biggest ammunition depot in Maharashtra’s Pulgaon that houses the largest stockpile of weapons in the country, in which 19 people were killed.

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