Cyrus Poonawalla, the Chairman and Managing Director of COVID-19 vaccine maker Serum Institute of India (SII), has announced ₹25-lakh compensation each for families of workers who died in the fire incident at SII's under-construction plant. "Today is an extremely sorrowful day for all of us at SII...We're deeply saddened and offer our condolences to families of the departed," he said.
Anguished by loss of life: PM after fire kills 5 at Pune's Serum Institute
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed anguish over the fire incident at Pune's Serum Institute of India which took away the lives of five people. "In this sad hour, my thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives," he tweeted. "I pray that those injured recover at the earliest," PM Modi added.