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A major fire broke out at the Serum Institute of India’s (SII) vaccine manufacturing plant at Hadapsar in the city on Thursday afternoon. However, the blaze did not affect the institute’s Covid vaccine manufacturing facility, which remains safe.

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said the fire under control. Similarly no casualties so far. Six people rescued from the fire, the CM said. “Prima facie it seems that the fire caused by an electric fault.”
Adar Poonawalla, the owner and chief executive officer of the SII. He confirmed the incident at the vaccine manufacturing plant.

“The Covid vaccine manufacturing unit remained safe and the Rotavirus manufacturing facility at the plant caught the fire.”

A sizeable number of firefighting vehicles from the Pune fire brigade’s Hadapsar fire station rushed to the site. Therefore his to bring the blaze under control. Similarly police and other authorities too reached the spot.

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