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Two die in a blast at Khadki Factory

17 Juin 2017

Two persons succumb to injuries in a blast at the ammunition factory in Khadki near Pune on Thursday morning. It was a regular task that was being carried.

In March, six people were killed in an explosion and a fire at the Ordnance Factory in Khamaria (OFK) in Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh.

The ordnance facility, Ammunition Factory Khadki situated on the banks of the Mula river, manufactures ammunition for small arms.

Military experts are conducting investigations at the blast site in which there was no damage to any buildings in the establishment, IANS reported citing an official statement.

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The deceased have been identified as Ashok Dubbal (48) from native of the state and Yash Mariya Oak (50), a Karnataka resident.

Senior officials, fire brigade personnel and medical staff rushed to the spot. Thereafter, corrective measures will be taken. "An inquiry will also look into the aspect of whether the standard operating procedures (SOPs) were followed by the employees or not".

"The accident took place in F2 section of the factory, where explosive fuses used for initiating secondary explosives are manufactured", said an officer.

Two die in a blast at Khadki Factory