A massive fire broke out in the Manjari plant of Serum Institute of India (SII) on Thursday in Pune, Maharashtra. Five people died in the blaze. According to Pune Mayor Muralidhar Mohol, many people were evacuated from the building but when the fire was controlled, five dead bodies were found. After several efforts fire was brought under control. The cause of the fire has not been ascertained yet. As soon as the fire was detected, ten vehicles of the fire brigade reached the spot. The fire at gate number one of Serum Institute of India slowly spread to the second, third, fourth and fifth floors of the fire building. Information about the damage caused by the fire is not yet available.
Due to the fire, a swell of smoke spread all around. Serum Institute has created the Corona Vaccine Covishield. Meanwhile, on the incident of fire at Manjari plant of SII, Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawala said that the fire has unfortunately caused some loss of life and property. He has expressed condolences to the family members of the deceased. Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said the fire was under control. Pune Municipal Corporation Chief Fire Officer Prashant Ranpise said the fire at the Serum Institute of India building is under control. The cause of the fire is not yet known.
According to sources, the fire incident occurred at the Manjari plant at the Serum Institute. Vaccine and vaccine manufacturing plants are safe. This will not affect the production of the vaccine. Meanwhile, a team from NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) has arrived at the Serum Institute of India, Pune. According to Pune Police Commissioner Amitabh Gupta said,” We received the information of the fire broke out a building of Serum Institute at 2:45 pm. The police staff and fire brigade immediately rushed the spot. Many people have been evacuated. Vaccine plant or storage was not being done in this building. We will examine every aspect. Whereas the construction work of the building was going on.”