Fire Kills 17 At India Army Ammunition Depot

At least 17 soldiers have been killed, and scores injured, following a fire, at an army ammunition depot, in India.

A fire at one of India’s largest military ammunition depots Tuesday killed at least 17 soldiers and injured scores more, officials said, as footage showed flames lighting up the night sky.

The massive blaze broke out overnight at the high security army facility stockpiling tonnes of bombs, grenades and other ammunition outside the city of Pulgaon in central India.

Thousands of families living in nearby towns and villages have been evacuated from surrounding areas in the western state of Maharashtra, amid fears of secondary explosions at the depot.

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