New Delhi, Nov 20 (PTI) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Tuesday said she was saddened by the accident at the ordnance depot in Maharashtra and mentioned that the authorities were coordinating the rescue and relief operations.Also Read - 22-Year-Old Student Dies After Walking 450km from Wardha to Reach Home in Tamil Nadu Amid Lockdown

At least six people were killed and 10 others injured when an explosion took place near an ordnance depot in Maharashtra’s Wardha district on Tuesday while ammunition was being unloaded. Also Read - Police Lathi Charge as Locals Stage Protest in Wardha Against Brutal Murder of Lecturer by Stalker

The blast took place between 7.10 am and 7.15 am at the explosive demolition ground near the Central Ammunition Depot (CAD) at Pulgaon town, a Defence official said. Also Read - Ordnance Factories Continue Strike, MoD Calls Their Products 'High Cost, Poor Quality'

“Saddened by the accident at CAD at Pulgaon, Dist.Wardha, Maharashtra. Gen Manager, Ordnance Factory,Chanda & the dist.admin are coordinating rescue & relief ops. Grateful to Shri @SMungantiwar, Minister of Finance for his efforts. @DrSubhashMoS @drajaykumar_ias @DefenceMinIndia,” the defence minister tweeted.

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