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Fire Incident: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray Will Visit Serum Institute Facilities | India News


MUMBAI: Maharashtra Prime Minister Uddhav Thackeray will visit the Manjari facilities of the Serum Institute of India (SII) on Friday, where a fire killed five people.
Deputy Prime Minister Ajit Pawar told reporters: “The contractor’s men were working on that floor (where the fire occurred) and when the fire brigade officers went there, they found five completely burned bodies. Two of them were from Uttar Pradesh, two from Pune and one is from Bihar. ”
“The fire department has done a good job. According to my information, the CM will also visit the site tomorrow. The place where the Covid-19 vaccine is manufactured was not affected. I was informed that preparations were being made in this building (site of fire) to make the vaccine against rotavirus ”, he added.
Earlier today, SII announced compensation of Rs 25 lakh to the families of the people who died in the fire incident at the company’s Manjari facility.
“Today is a very sad day for all of us at SII. Unfortunately, there was loss of life in the fire that broke out at our facility under installation located in the Special Economic Zone in Manjri,” said Cyrus S Poonawalla, President and Managing Director, IBS.
“We are deeply saddened and offer our condolences to the families of the deceased. In this regard, we will offer compensation of 25 lakh rupees to each of the families, in addition to the amount required according to the regulations,” SII tweeted.
President Ram Nath Kovind also expressed his regret for the deaths of five people who lost their lives in the fire and wished the injured a speedy recovery.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also lamented the deaths caused by the incident.
“Distressed by the loss of life due to an unfortunate fire at the Serum Institute in India. At this sad hour, my thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives. I pray that the injured recover as soon as possible,” he tweeted the first Minister. .
Today there was a fire at the Manjari plant of the SII, where six people were rescued from a building under construction. Hours later, another fire broke out in one of the compartments of the SII building in Pune.
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said the initial fire was caused by ongoing welding work at the site.

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