Massive Fire Breaks Out At Serum Institute Of India In Pune, 10 Fire Tenders Rushed To Spot

Maharashtra, Jan 21 (ANI): Fire fighting operation underway at the under-construction building at Serum Institute of India in Pune, where a fire broke out this afternoon. At least 10 fire tenders present at the spot. (ANI Photo)

A fire broke out at an under-construction facility at the Serum Institute of India in Pune.
As many as 10 fire tenders were rushed to the Serum Institute of India (SII), where millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccine are being manufactured.

According to the officials, a fire broke out at Terminal 1 gate and the fire continues to rage at the fourth and fifth floors of SEZ3 building inside Terminal Gate 1. The site where the fire broke out, is an under-construction building at SII. The vaccine and vaccine manufacturing plant are safe.

Sources told ANI: “Fire in the Serum Institute of India has happened at the Manjari plant. It is not going to affect Covidshield vaccine production.”

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Notably, the construction work of about eight to nine buildings is being carried out at the Manjari complex to be better prepared to deal with the future pandemics by enhancing SII’s manufacturing capability, NDTV reports.

However, SII has still not commented on the fire operations.

It may be noted that the country’s apex drugs regulator had granted restricted emergency use permission to SII’s Covishield vaccine in India. Millions of vaccine doses are being manufactured by Serum Institute under technical collaboration with Oxford University/Astra Zeneca.

(With ANI Inputs)

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