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CAD Pulgaon Blast Army Ammunition Management Challenges Continue

Multiple media reports indicated that six people were killed and 18 injured in a massive explosion at the Central Ammunition Depot (CAD) at Pulgaon in Maharashtra’s Wardha district on 20 November 2018. The personnel and contractual labourers were destroying unused rounds of 23 mm Shilka anti-aircraft ammunition under the technical supervision of the CAD staff. “Today morning at 7.10 am while carrying out the demolition of old explosives by the staff of ordnance factory Khamaria, Jabalpur, there was an accident. The demolition was being carried out in the demolition land under the jurisdiction of central arms depot, Pulgaon. While carrying out the demolition, there was an accident (sic) ,” defence spokesman Captain BB Pande said.  “The accident occurred while staff of the ordnance factory in Khamaria, Jabalpur, were disposing of unserviceable ammunition,” Group Captain Basantkumar Pande, Regional Public Relations Officer, Ministry of Defence, Nagpur region added...............................

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