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    Published On : Thu, Jan 21st, 2021

    Fire breaks out at Manjri plant of SII in Pune, vaccine safe

    The fire was reported on the fifth floor of SII’s Manjri plant, where BCG vaccine-related work was underway.

    A fire broke at a plant of Serum Institute of India (SII) in Pune on Thursday afternoon.

    The fire was reported on the fifth floor of SII’s Manjri plant, where BCG vaccine-related work was underway. The facility where Covishield vaccine is manufactured and stored is far away from this facility, said SII executive director Dr Suresh Jadhav.

    Pune’s Mayor Murlidhar Mohol said a call was received at 2.50pm following which 10 fire tenders and at least two extra tankers were rushed to the spot.

    Meanwhile news agency ANI tweeted that the site where the fire broke out, is an under-construction building at Serum Institute of India, Pune. The vaccine and vaccine manufacturing plant are safe.


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