Nagpur: At least 17 security personnel, including two young Army officers, were today killed in a major fire that broke out at the central ammunition depot in Pulgoan Wardha in Maharashtra early this morning.
The incident took place in the wee hours of morning today as a fire broke out in the depot storing ammunition.
Two officers and 17 Defence Security Corp (DSC) jawans were injured in the blaze, some of them critically, an Army officer said.
"The main fire at one of the sheds has been extinguished.
The main site of the inferno, which is a shed which caught on fire, has been extinguished and attempts are being made to stabilise the situation.
However, secondary fire and explosions has not been ruled out and precautions are being taken to control the fire.
The central ammunition depot at Pulgaon is one India's biggest ammunition depot. Pulgaon is 110 kms from Nagpur.