4 Hurt in Defence College Blast

Published: 24th November 2014 06:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th November 2014 06:13 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: Three officers and a gunner instructor sustained injuries after an ammunition exploded while they were loading an air defence gun. The incident occurred at the Army Air Defence College in Gopalpur, Odisha on Sunday.

According to sources, poor quality of ordnance is suspected to be the main reason behind the accident. The Army has ordered a court of inquiry to investigate the blast. Ordnance Factory Board provides ammunition for the air defence guns for the Army. Sources said young officers, who were on training, sustained severe injuries.

“During the blast, two officers were critically injured and airlifted to Eastern Army Command Hospital in Kolkata,” said a source.

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