Five people died in a fire at the Covishield factory. This information was given by the Maharashtra Ministry of Health on Thursday evening. The news of the death has been confirmed by the district governor of Pune.
Pune Mayor Muralidhar Mohal said the bodies of the five were recovered after the fire was brought under control. “They were probably trapped on the sixth floor of the house under construction. The fire spread quickly and they could not get out.”
Welding work was going on in the house under construction. The initial guess is that those 5 people were doing welding work. Pune Mayor Mohal said the bodies were recovered by the Disaster Response Force.
A huge fire broke out at Seram Institute, a coroner’s vaccine covishield in Pune’s Manjari area, on Thursday afternoon. Initially, no one was killed in the blaze, said Adar Poonawala, head of the Seram Institute. However, Pune district magistrate Rajesh Deshmukh later said at least five workers had died in the fire.
A fire broke out in a building under construction near the gate of the institute’s Terminal 1 on Thursday afternoon. Although vaccination work did not begin there, preparations were underway. Preliminary investigations suggest the fire may have been caused by welding work on the house.
However, the fire caused the most concern and the Pune police commissioner assured that the place for making and storing the vaccine was safe.
Adar Poonawala, head of the Seram Institute, also assured Handel on his Twitter account, “This fire will not create any problem in making the Covishield vaccine.”
No one was injured in the blaze on Thursday afternoon, but Adar Poonawala, head of the Seram Institute, said in another tweet that five people had been killed. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray also visited Manjari.
Serum is developing Corona Vaccine Covishield under the supervision of Oxford University and pharmaceutical company Astra Genekar. As vaccination has started across the country, the process of making vaccines and supplying them in large quantities is also in progress. Meanwhile, the fire at the factory of Covishield maker Seram raised concerns. A news agency source later said that the fire at the Seram Institute did not cause any damage to the place where the vaccine was made and stored. The incident happened around 3pm on Thursday. The fire broke out in the SEZ 3 building adjacent to the number one terminal of the Seram Institute.