Serum Institute of India caught huge fire today. Death of 5 persons took place. Fortunately the production of vaccine was SAFE. At least five people have died after a fire broke out on Thursday, 21 January, at the Serum Institute of India campus in Pune. The persons who died are not identified yet. The fire affected the fourth and fifth floors of the SEZ3 building, according to ANI, the news agency.
Once the fire broke out, as many as 10 fire tenders rushed to the spot.
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The fire occurred in an under-construction unit in Manjri, according to reports. Sources cited earlier in reports said that the production of ‘Covishield’ will be safe. Production will continue and investigation will be there.
Perhaps the five people who died were workers in an under-built building. The cause of the fire will be determined. But the speculated is that the fire took place by welding, which occurred in the building.
As quoted by ANI, Pune Mayor Murlidhar Mohol
“There would be no loss of Covishield production due to multiple production buildings. He kept in reserve to deal with such contingencies.
Earlier, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray called on the Municipal Commissioner of Pune to provide details about the incident.
The fire is under control, as per the information we received…. At the COVID vaccine unit, the fire had not broken out,”As per the information we have received, the fire is under control…. The fire had not broken out at the COVID vaccine unit,”
Meanwhile, the site also sent to a National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team.
The coronavirus vaccine, ‘Covishield’, which develop by Oxford-AstraZeneca, is producing by the Serum Institute of India. Earlier in January, the vaccine receiving emergency use approval from India’s top drug regulator and was out on 16 January.