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Rejected detonator explosion at Indian ammunition storage facility injures three

15 September 2017

Three workers sustained injuries after a large quantity of defective detonators exploded at the Badmal ordnance factory in Balangir district, Odisha, on September 15. Faulty detonators from shells are taken to the demolition yard, which is isolated from production and other  facilities, to be dismantled or destroyed. The explosion reportedly took place at the demolition yard.

The injured were taken to nearby hospitals and their condition is described as stable.

Sources quoted by the Times of India said the explosion had no impact on production at the site, which specialises in the production of 125 mm and 105 mm shells, and carbine ammunition.

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