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Two killed in Pune ordnance factory blast

At least two persons were killed and two injured in an explosion at the ordnance factory while transferring explosives from one place to the other. here on Thursday morning, police said.

The blast took place where initiator fuses are manufactured. The two deceased workers have been identified as Ashok Dubal (52) and Marya Rock (48), both permanent workers of the factory.

The explosion, the cause of which is not yet known, occurred in the Ministry of Defence's Ordnance Factory Dehu Road (OFDR), in Khadki area of the city, around 9.30 a.m., said an official of Khadki Police Station.

The official added, "The two, who sustained very severe burn injuries were rushed to the factory hospital but were declared dead on arrival."

The AFK is one of the key factories of the Ordnance Factory Board, which manufactures bullets, shells, fuses and mines.

(This is a developing story. Stay tuned for more updates.)
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