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Three killed, two wounded in accidental explosion at POF in Wah Cantt: ISPR

The explosion at the Pakistan Ordnance Factories occurred due to a technical fault, says ISPR.

By Web Desk
August 13, 2021
Clouds of smoke seen emerging from the building of POF. Photo: Screengrab via Geo News.
Clouds of smoke seen emerging from the building of POF. Photo: Screengrab via Geo News.

WAH CANTT: An accidental explosion in a plant of   the Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) on Thursday left  three dead  and two  injured, said the Inter-Services Public Relations.

A statement issued by the military's media wing said that  the explosion was caused by a technical fault  in the affected plant. 

The technical emergency response team at the POF — a major firearm, defence contractor, and military corporation headquartered in Wah Cantt — declared site of explosion clear  while taking  the situation under control, the ISPR said, adding that the injured were shifted to a hospital.

The windows of nearby buildings were shattered by the intensity of the blast, Geo News had earlier reported, citing sources within the police.