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Fire Breaks Out At SII Building Where Covishield Vaccine Produced & People Are Like ‘Ab Kya Hoga’

Recently a major fire broke out at the Pune-based vaccine manufacturing company, Serum Institute of India on Thursday.

The company is involved in producing the COVID-19 vaccine Covishield which was developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca which has been given emergency authorization in India and will be used in the country’s mega vaccination drive.

Maharashtra: Fire breaks out at Terminal 1 gate of Serum Institute of India in Pune. More details awaited. pic.twitter.com/RnjnNj37ta

— ANI (@ANI) January 21, 2021

According to PTI, Deputy Commissioner of Police Namrata Patil said that the fire broke out around 2:45 pm and on the fifth floor of the SEZ 3 building in the Serum Institute.

She said, "As per the primary information, three people have been evacuated. 10 fire tenders have reached the site of the mishap. One team of NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) moved to the site as well.”

#WATCH Maharashtra: 10 fire tenders present at Serum Institute of India in Pune, where a fire broke out at Terminal 1 gate. More details awaited. https://t.co/wria89t22t pic.twitter.com/u960KTR7JS

— ANI (@ANI) January 21, 2021

Nobody yet knows the cause of the fire and no casualties have been reported yet. The Manjari facility is where the fire first broke and that’s where the Covishield vaccine is made.

However, this incident would not impact the production of the Coronavirus vaccine as the fire broke out in a facility away from the place where the anti-coronavirus vaccines are made.

Also, the site where the fire first broke out is an under-construction building at SII. ANI quoted that the vaccine manufacturing plant is sorted and everything is under control.

Now visuals of the incident have flooded social media and show smoke coming out of the buildings-

Looks like a major fire at the Serum Institute of India, the manufacturer of the Covishield vaccine. Hope everyone is safe.

— Anand Ranganathan (@ARanganathan72) January 21, 2021 Here’s what people on the internet have to say about the incident-

Quite Bhayanak

— Ravi Bachchan (@RaviBachchan3) January 21, 2021

Raising eyebrows! Hoping for everyone's safety

— Mansha Nijhawan (@ManshaNijhawan) January 21, 2021

It should be investigated

— dr dharmendra Singh (@Dharmen46587056) January 21, 2021

It should be investigated

— dr dharmendra Singh (@Dharmen46587056) January 21, 2021

CISF security and protection should be given to the facility

— പ്രഭാகரன் (@prabha_nair) January 21, 2021

Desh ka asli Dushman baahar nahin Andhar hai...

— Neethu (@neethuneetha) January 21, 2021

A lot of people are concerned if now they’ll get the vaccine on time or not.  However, it has been reported that the production won’t be impacted. Adar Poonawalla’s Serum Institute is the world’s largest vaccine manufacturing company is spread over 100 acres in Pune.

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