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Major fire in Army ammunition depot in Panagarh

By The Assam Tribune

KOLKATA, Mar 26 (PTI): A major fire broke out early today in one of the largest ammunition depots of Indian Army at Panagarh in Burdwan district of West Bengal, gutting a store house containing a large number of small arms and ammunition.

"The fire broke out in shed number 16 (store house) of the depot at 1.30 am. Within five minutes, the entire fire fighting machinery of the Army was activated to battle the blaze," Wing Commander M Upasani of Eastern Command told PTI.

The fire was brought under control at around 3.30 am but the shed was totally destroyed, he said. There was no loss of life or injury, the defence spokesman said.

A crisis management team of the Army, led by Colonel A D Sethi, rushed to the site and controlled the fire, which destroyed a large number of small arms and ammunition, he said.

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Major fire in Army ammunition depot in Panagarh

KOLKATA, Mar 26 (PTI): A major fire broke out early today in one of the largest ammunition depots of Indian Army at Panagarh in Burdwan district of West Bengal, gutting a store house containing a large number of small arms and ammunition.

"The fire broke out in shed number 16 (store house) of the depot at 1.30 am. Within five minutes, the entire fire fighting machinery of the Army was activated to battle the blaze," Wing Commander M Upasani of Eastern Command told PTI.

The fire was brought under control at around 3.30 am but the shed was totally destroyed, he said. There was no loss of life or injury, the defence spokesman said.

A crisis management team of the Army, led by Colonel A D Sethi, rushed to the site and controlled the fire, which destroyed a large number of small arms and ammunition, he said.