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At least 20 Injured in Jabalpur Ordnance Factory Fire

At least 20 people were injured when a fire broke out at Ordnance Factory, Khamaria (OFK) in Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh this evening, setting off a series of explosion.

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Updated:March 25, 2017, 11:27 PM IST
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Bhopal: At least 20 people were injured when a fire broke out at Ordnance Factory, Khamaria (OFK) in Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh this evening, setting off a series of explosion.

News18 has exclusively learnt that the accident occurred when 125 mm anti-tank bombs were being dispatched.

According to reports, factory No 316 and 318 of the OFK have been completely gutted due to the massive blaze.

However, no casualty has been reported yet and there is no report of any one being trapped inside the factory.


Jabalpur Ordnance Factory Fire
According to reports, factory No 316 and 318 of the OFK have been completely gutted due to the massive blaze. (News18 TV grab)



The first explosion was reported from the F-3 (filling area) of the Khamaria factory at around 6:00 pm. Three loud explosions rocked the filling area which was closed at 5:30 pm.






District Collector Mahesh Choudhary said that 25 fire tenders were pressed into service, and the blaze was put out by 9.30 pm, three hours after it started. Cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained, he said.

No explosion took place after 7:15 pm, a source said.
| Edited by: Bijaya Das
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