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Fire in Army ammunition depot near Bathinda

A fire broke out at the Field Ammunition Depot (FAD) in Punjab’s Bhatinda town on Thursday, Army sources said. No loss of life was reported.

The blaze was detected around 5 a.m. in a shed with low grade ammunition, the sources said.

Several fire tenders were pressed into service and it was finally controlled by 7 a.m., a district administration official said.

Senior Army officers rushed to the spot. The damage caused by the fire would be assessed by the Army. A probe is likely to be ordered.

Bathinda is about 240 km from here.

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