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Fire at Serum Institute Pune Live Updates: 5 People lost their lives, no harm to vaccine-facility

A fire breaks-out at the plant of Serum Institute of India on Thursday. Ten fire tenders have rushed to to douse the fire. According to the sources, the 'Covishield' facility of Serum Institute is totally safe.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Jan 21, 2021 18:37 IST
Fire at Serum Institute Pune Live Updates: 5 People lost their lives, no harm to vaccine-facility
Serum Institute caught fire- Image courtesy- DD News

Fire at Serum Institute of India: Massive fire breaks out at Terminal 1 gate of Serum Institute of India in Pune. The incident of fire at the Serum Institute of India took place at Manjri Plant away from the production facility of Covid vaccine, said Sources

In response to the fire at Serum Institute, 10 fire tenders have rushed to at Serum Institute of India in Pune, where a fire broke out. According to the media reports the fire breaks-out at Terminal 1 gate, which is under construction. Another report said that the Fire is continuous to rage at the fourth and fifth floors of SEZ3 building inside Terminal Gate 1 of  Serum Institute of India in Pune.

Serum Institute is the world's third-largest vaccine manufacturer and largest in developing India's covid-vaccine named Covaxin. Here are the latest updates from SII Pune-

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At 5:53 PM- Five people have lost their lives in the Pune-based Serum Institute fire. Three people have been rescued so far. 

At 4:38 PM: CEO-Owner, Serum Institute of India on incident of fire at SII's Manjri plant: Thank you, everyone, for your concern & prayers. So far the most important thing is that there've been no lives lost or major injuries due to fire, despite a few floors being destroyed.

At 4:30 PM- Interacting with the Media personnel, Pune Police Commissioner said that the fire was broke out at the Manjri plant. "The Production wasn't done there but the preparation was on to begin it at a later stage. Fire fighting op is on, the ding has been vacated but we're re-checking. Fire will be doused in an hr. No problem at vaccine plant/ storage", he adds.

At 4:20 PM: One team of NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) moved for Serum Institute of India in Pune where a fire broke out this afternoon. Fire fighting operation underway at the under-construction building at Serum Institute of India in Pune, where a fire broke out this afternoon.

At 4:00 PM: Massive efforts to extinguish the fire at Serum Institute of India, Pune. According to the sources, ten fire-tenders have rushed to the spot. After five brigades, total strength increased to 10, a source familiar with the development told See Latest. 

Investigation is called on, Conspiracy can't be denied- Sources

According to the local sources, it can't be denied a conspiracy behind the incident took place. However, the investigation will pave the way forward. 

CEO of Serum Institute expresses condolences to the family members of departed

We have just received some distressing updates; upon further investigation, we have learned that there has unfortunately been some loss of life at the incident. We are deeply saddened and offer our deepest condolences to the family members of the departed.

Five people lost their lives in fire at Pune based Serum Institute of India

Five people have died at the fire in an under-construction building at Pune’s Serum Institute of India - the world’s largest vaccine maker. Pune Mayor has confirmed the development. The fire has been brought under control. Identities of the dead being ascertained as of now.