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Fire in Army ammunition depot near Bathinda in Punjab

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 7 Sep 2017 5:40 AM GMT

Fire in Army ammunition depot near Bathinda in Punjab
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Chandigarh: A fire broke out at the Field Ammunition Depot (FAD) in Punjab's Bhatinda town on Thursday, Army sources said. No loss of life was reported.

The blaze was detected around 0500 hours in a shed with low grade ammunition, the sources said.

Several fire tenders were pressed into service and it was finally controlled by 0700 hours, a district administration official said.

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Senior Army officers rushed to the spot. The damage caused by the fire would be assessed by the Army. A probe is likely to be ordered.

Bathinda is about 240 km from here.

--Inputs from IANS

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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