Poona: At least five persons are reported dead in a fire that broke out at the second floor of a building of the Serum Institute of India (SII) in Pune on Thursday 21 January 2021.
We have just received some distressing updates; upon further investigation we have learnt that there has unfortunately been some loss of life at the incident. We are deeply saddened and offer our deepest condolences to the family members of the departed. I would like to reassure all governments & the public that there would be no loss of COVISHIELD production due to multiple production buildings that I had kept in reserve to deal with such contingencies – Adar Poonawalla
Hyderabad: Nine persons have died while 15 others managed to escape when there was a fire incident at the Srisailam hydroelectric plant on the Telangana-Andhra Pradesh border. The fire broke out late Thursday night.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the loss of lives due to fire at the Srisailam hydroelectric plant.
The Prime Minister said, “Fire at the Srisailam hydroelectric plant is deeply unfortunate. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. I hope those injured recover at the earliest.”
Delhi: At least 43 have died in a fire that broke out early Sunday morning (8 December 2019) in Anaj Mandi (grain market) on Rani Jhansi Road in Delhi. This is the second biggest fire tragedy after the Uphar Cinema one in Delhi.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has ordered a magisterial inquiry. Rescue operations began promptly and Firemen did their best to save lives. The injured immediately were rushed to hospitals.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “The fire in Delhi’s Anaj Mandi on Rani Jhansi Road is extremely horrific. My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones. Wishing the injured a quick recovery. Authorities are providing all possible assistance at the site of the tragedy.”
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said: “We have lost more than 40 innocent lives to the tragic fire. I’ve ordered a magisterial inquiry into its cause, no culprit will be spared.
We can’t bring back lost lives, but Delhi govt will provide ₹10 L assistance to families that lost their loved ones and ₹1 lakh for the injured.”