Fire at ammunition depot "very unfortunate", says Devendra Fadnavis

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Mumbai, May 31: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday termed as "very unfortunate" the fire at the central ammunition depot at Pulgoan in Wardha district where 17 security personnel were killed.

He said he has spoken to Wardha collector and instructed him to provide all help.

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Fire incident very unfortunate: Maha CM

Following the mishap, Fadnavis said in a tweet: "News of fire at Central Ammunition Depot, Pulgaon is very unfortunate and disturbing. Spoke to Wardha collector & took stock of the situation."

"Instructed Wardha collector to provide all required help in this situation. Also asked collectors of the neighbouring districts to be alert," the CM said.

At least 17 security personnel, including two Army officers, were killed in the fire at the depot in Pulgoan that houses the biggest stockpile of weapons in the country.

PTI

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