On Thursday afternoon, a fire broke out in the building of Serum Institute of India in Pune, Maharashtra
Fire at Serum Institute: On Thursday afternoon, a fire broke out in the building of Serum Institute of India (SII) in Pune, Maharashtra. The fire broke out in the Manjari premises of the company. 5 people have lost their lives in this accident. Pune Mayor Muralidhar Mohol says the fire has been controlled. But the bodies of 5 people have been found. Those who lost their lives were probably workers in the building under construction. So far, the exact cause of the fire has not been known, but it is estimated that welding is happening in the building.
Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawala has tweeted and expressed grief at the news of the accident and expressed deep condolences to the family members of those who lost their lives.
There are 10 vehicles of the fire brigade on the spot. Inside the Serum Institute’s Terminal Gate 1, where the fire broke out, is an under-construction SEZ3 building at the Serum Institute. The fire started on the fourth and fifth floors. It is being said that vaccine and manufacturing plants are safe. Vaccine production will not be affected. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has said that the cause of the fire is estimated to be electric fault. Although the covid vaccine is safe. Adar Poonawala has also assured no harm to the production of the vaccine.
The Pune Police Commissioner says that the Kovid 19 vaccine Kovishield has not been produced in the Manjari plant, but there was preparation to start production later. There is no problem with the vaccine plant / storage. A team of National Disaster Response Force has left for the scene.
Maharashtra CM is constantly getting updates
The CMO of Maharashtra has said that Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is in touch with Pune Municipal Commissioner and is taking complete on-ground updates. He has directed the state machinery to cooperate and ensure that the situation remains in control.