Maharashtra Minister Dilip Walse Patil met SII Chairman and Managing Director Cyrus Poonawalla on Friday. Photo/ANI
Maharashtra Minister Dilip Walse Patil met SII Chairman and Managing Director Cyrus Poonawalla on Friday. Photo/ANI

Maharashtra Excise and Labour Minister Dilip Walse Patil meets Cyrus Poonawalla over SII fire incident

ANI | Updated: Jan 22, 2021 14:44 IST


Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 22 (ANI): Maharashtra Excise and Labour Minister Dilip Walse Patil visited Serum Institute of India (SII) in Pune and met its Chairman and Managing Director Cyrus Poonawalla on Friday.
This comes a day after a major fire broke out at Manjari Plant of Serum Institute of India, which claimed the lives of five people.
Meanwhile, a forensic team visited the site to collect samples for investigation.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is also set to visit the site today.

A fire had broken out at SII's Manjari plant yesterday, where six people were rescued from an under-construction building. Hours later, another fire broke out again in one of the compartments of the building at SII, in Pune.
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope had said that the initial fire was caused by ongoing welding work at the site.
The SII had on Thursday announced a compensation of Rs 25 lakhs to the families of the people who died in the fire incident at the company's facility at Manjari.
President Ram Nath Kovind expressed grief over the deaths of five people who lost their lives in the fire and wished the injured persons a speedy recovery.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi too condoled the deaths caused by the incident. (ANI)

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