New Delhi: Extending his condolences to the family members of those who had died in the deadly inferno at the Central Ammunition Depot in Wardha, Maharashtra, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s office (PMO) Jitendra Singh on Tuesday said Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s decision to visit the spot, to take stock of the situation showed how concerned the government is about the tragedy and its impact.
Singh told ANI, “At the outset, on my behalf and on behalf of the government, I pay sympathy to the deceased and also our homage to those who have lost their lives.”
“I value the brave efforts made by the security personnel to control the fire at the cost of their lives. We are proud of our jawans and are always there to stand by them through thick and thin,” he added.
The incident took place this morning. About 15 DSC jawans and two officers were killed and 17 jawans and two officers are injured. Some are said to be critical.
The fire at the main shed has been extinguished. Attempts are being made to bring the situation under control. However, secondary fires and explosions are not being ruled out and precautions are being taken.