West Bengal: Major fire at Army ammunition depot

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West Bengal: Major fire at Army ammunition depot
Burdwan, West Bengal:  Huge blasts were heard at the Army base at Panagarh in Burdwan district of West Bengal after its ammunition depot caught fire at around 1:45 am.

There are no reports of any casualties and the fire is under control now. No more explosions have been heard in the last few hours.

A quick reaction team was called in immediately and the fire was brought under control by 3 am. Panic stricken villagers who fled from the area are now returning to their homes.

An inquiry has been ordered and the Army is still assessing the scale of the damage.

The Panagarh Army weapons' depot is one of the biggest in eastern India. Both the Indian Army and Air Force have their establishment here.

An airport is also located here which is extensively used by the Air Force.


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