Fire hits building at world's largest vaccine maker in India
A fire has broken out at a building under construction at the Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer.
The incident did not immediately affect a stockpile of Covid-19 vaccine, officials said.
Images showed huge plumes of smoke billowing from buildings as firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze in Pune, a city in India’s southern Maharashtra state.
AstraZeneca has contracted with the Serum Institute of India to make one billion doses of its Covid-19 vaccine for developing nations, including India.
Fire breaks out at Terminal 1 of the Pune-based Serum Institute of India, which is world’s largest Vaccine producer. 10 fire tenders on the spot.— Janhavee Moole (@janhavee) January 21, 2021
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