Five dead in India vaccine plant fire; Covid drug unaffected | The Guardian Nigeria News


Workers wearing protective gear walk after a fire broke out at India’s Serum Institute in Pune on January 21, 2021. – A fire broke out on January 21 at India’s Serum Institute, the world’s largest maker of vaccines, but a company source said production of drugs to prevent Covid-19 coronavirus was not affected. (Photo by – / AFP)

Five people died as a fire tore through a building in the world’s biggest vaccine manufacturing hub in India Thursday, but the company insisted the production of drugs to counter the coronavirus pandemic would continue.

Rescue workers discovered five bodies in the under-construction building after the blaze at the Serum Institute of India was brought under control, media reports said, with officials in the western city of Pune confirming the toll.

A second, smaller blaze broke out in the same building late Thursday, local media reports said.

“Five people have died,” city mayor Murlidhar Mohol told reporters.

TV channels showed thick clouds…

Source: Guardian Newspaper