Five people died in a fire in India’s “world’s largest vaccine manufacturing center”

Mumbai, AFP reported on January 21 that a fire broke out in India’s world’s largest vaccine production center on January 21, killing five people, but the vaccine company said its new crown vaccine production would not be affected.

The fire broke out in a building under construction in Pune, western India. Media sources said that after the fire was brought under control, rescue workers found five bodies in the building, and the data was confirmed by local officials.

Local television news pictures showed thick black smoke rising from the scene.

The sera Institute of India is responsible for the production of millions of doses of the new coronal vaccine, jointly developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University. Many other countries also rely on the company for vaccine supplies, the report said.

However, the report quoted a source from the company as saying: & lt; this will not affect the production of new crown vaccine. ”

“We are deeply saddened and extend our deepest sympathy to the families of the dead,” ADAR & middot; punawara, chief executive of the Serum Institute of India, tweeted. ”

Indian Prime Minister modi said he was “saddened by the loss of his life.”;.

According to Reuters, quoting the government of Maharashtra, the fire may have been caused by a circuit fault in construction work.

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