Wardha (Maha), Nov 20 (PTI) Three people were killed in an explosion near an ordnance depot in Maharashtra’s Wardha district on Tuesday morning, a Defence official said.Also Read - 22-Year-Old Student Dies After Walking 450km from Wardha to Reach Home in Tamil Nadu Amid Lockdown

The explosion took place around 7 am while ammunition was being unloaded, he said. Also Read - Police Lathi Charge as Locals Stage Protest in Wardha Against Brutal Murder of Lecturer by Stalker

The deceased included an ammunition factory employee and two labourers, the official said. Also Read - No Poll Code Violation: EC Gives Clean Chit to PM Modi in Wardha Speech Row

The demolition ground at the Central Ammunition Depot at Pulgaon in the district was given to Ammunition Factory, Khamaria, for demolition activities, he said.

Further details were being ascertained, the official said.

In 2016, 16 people were killed in a blast at the ammunition depot at Pulgaon.

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