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Two dead, two injured in a blast at Pune’s Khadki ordnance factory

Range Hills police say reason will be known only after the factory produces an internal report.

pune Updated:
Shalaka Shinde
Range Hills police said the incident occurred around 9:30 am and no external reason for the blast was suspected.
Range Hills police said the incident occurred around 9:30 am and no external reason for the blast was suspected. (HT REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)

Two people were killed while two others were injured in a blast at the ammunition factory in Khadki near Pune on Thursday morning. The injured were rushed to the Ordinance Factory hospital in Khadki. The deceased are identified as Ashok Kashinath (52) and Maria Rock (48). The incident took place at the F2 Section of the factory.

The office of Senior General Manager of the factory remained unavailable for comment after repeated attempts.

The hospital reported the incident to the Range Hills police station in Khadki, said Police Inspector Borade. He said that the incident occurred around 9:30 am and no external reason for the blast was suspected.

The reason will be known only after the factory produces an internal report, said PI Borade. Further details are awaited.