PM rushes Defence Minister to Maharashtra's depot fire site

New Delhi, May 31: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked Defence Minister to visit the central ammunition depot in Maharashtra's Pulgaon to take stock of the situation after a major fire killed at least 17 security personnel, including two Army officers, there.

Modi also expressed pain over the loss of lives caused by the fire and prayed for quick recovery of the injured.

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Modi sends Parrikar to depot fire site

"I pray that those who are injured recover quickly. Have asked RM @manoharparrikar to visit the spot & take stock of the situation.

"Pained by loss of lives caused by a fire at central ammunition depot in Pulgaon, Maharashtra. My thoughts are with the bereaved families," the Prime Minister said on micro-blogging site twitter.

The central ammunition depot at Pulgaon isthe country's biggest ammunition storehouse.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said; "We are providing whatever assistance and resources required, primarily medical assistance."


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