Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked Defence Minister to visit the central ammunition depot in Maharashtra's Pulgaon to take stock of the situation after a major fire killed 20 security personnel, including two Army officers.
Modi also expressed pain over the loss of lives caused by the fire and prayed for quick recovery of the injured.
"I pray that those who are injured recover quickly. Have asked RM @manoharparrikar to visit the spot & take stock of
"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.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis termed the fire at Pulgaon as "very unfortunate".
He said he has spoken to Wardha collector and instructed him to provide all help.
Following the mishap, Fadnavis said in a tweet: "News of fire at Central Ammunition Depot, Pulgaon is very unfortunate and disturbing. Spoke to Wardha collector & took stock of the situation."
"Instructed Wardha collector to provide all required help in this situation. Also asked collectors of the neighbouring districts to be alert," the Chief Minister said.
At least 17 security personnel, including two Army officers, were killed in the fire at the depot in Pulgoan that
houses the biggest stockpile of weapons in the country.
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Updated Date: May 31, 2016 12:49:40 IST