Mumbai: A huge fire broke out at the Serum Institute of India (SHII). The incident took place this afternoon at a unit in Pune, Maharashtra. Dense black smoke billowed from Terminal Gate No. 1 at the Serum Institute, causing panic. There was a stir among the locals. As soon as the information was received, the fire brigade and the state natural disaster management forces rushed to the spot. Bringing the fires under control.
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) is said to be investigating the incident. The Serum Institute is a leading manufacturer of covi shield vaccine in India to eradicate the deadly corona virus. It is well known that the Kovshield vaccine is widely used in the ongoing vaccination program across the country. The vaccine, developed by Oxford-Astrogenica, is being developed by Serum.
The fire broke out at Terminal Gate No. 1 this afternoon. The reasons for this are not yet known. As soon as the first thick smoke came out the fires spread. Police and firefighters rushed to the scene immediately after receiving the information. Are working hard to bring the fires under control. More than a dozen fire engines are being used to extinguish the blaze.
How much property damage was caused by this accident? Full details are yet to be given on the extent of its severity. Concerns have been raised about the incident at the Kovshield manufacturer, which is being used for vaccination. The Prime Minister’s Office is said to have inquired into the matter. It is learned that the Prime Minister’s Office has directed the Maharashtra government to provide full details of the incident.