Fire Breaks out at Serum Institute of India's plant in Pune, 10 fire tenders spotted

Massive Fire Breaks out at Terminal 1 Gate of Serum Institute of India, No crew has been found trapped inside the under-construction building, adjacent production facility remains unharmed. Fire tenders arrive at the scene.

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Jan 21, 2021 16:36 IST
Fire Breaks out at Serum Institute of India's plant in Pune, 10 fire tenders spotted
Serum institute catches fire

Terminal 1 gate of Serum Institute of India caught fire in the Manjri area of Pune. It has been reported that no person has been found trapped in the under-construction building. 10 fire tender have arrived at the scene.

Covishield vaccine to curb coronavirus is being manufactured by the Serum Institute in India. Sources said the production of Covishiled was not being carried out at the SII building where a major fire broke out on Thursday.

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"The fire broke out at the Manjri plant. Production wasn't done there but the preparation was on to begin at a later stage. Fire fighting operation is on, the building has been vacated but we're re-checking. Fire will be doused in an hour, No problem at vaccine plant/storage" stated Pune Police Commissioner 

The building is closer to the plant where the actual production of the vaccine was about to start in a few days. Covishield has been developed by Oxford University and British-Swedish company AstraZeneca and manufactured by the Serum Institute of India.

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