Fire breaks out at Serum Institute building in Pune

RNS:  At least five persons were killed in a massive fire that broke out on the campus of the Serum Institute of India (SII) at Manjari in Pune on Thursday afternoon, officials said.

According to the report, the fire broke out at an under-construction building at the Serum Institute’s premises. Initially, four people were trapped inside of which three have been rescued, as per reports.

Expressing deep condolences over the death of five people (due to a fire accident) Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla said, “We are deeply saddened and offer our deepest condolences to the family members of the departed.”

CEO clarified that the fire will not impact Covishield production.



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