22:13 GMT04 March 2021
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    At least ten fire engines were rushed to the industrial area of Manjhri in the city of Pune after a massive fire was reported inside the facility of the Serum Institute of India (SII) where the "Covishield" vaccine is being manufactured in India.

    A fire broke out at a new manufacturing-focused building inside the Serum Institute of India (SII) on Thursday afternoon. At present, no details on injuries or any fatalities have been reported.

    Along with fire engines, police authorities as well as local administrative officials have reached the site to help in rescue and relief operations.

    But the cause of the incident is still unknown.

    Videos of the fire at SII are going viral on social media.

    ​The fire has severely damaged one of the SII's production plants near the Covishield manufacturing unit, Indian media has reported.



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