Built to inform

Sign up for the daily newsletters

No, Thank you

Fire at National Bank of Kuwait's under-construction HQ put out

A blaze broke out on a construction site for the National Bank of Kuwait's news headquarters

National Bank of Kuwait said the fire at construction site of its new HQ has been put out [image: KUNA].
National Bank of Kuwait said the fire at construction site of its new HQ has been put out [image: KUNA].

Firefighters have extinguished a blaze that broke out at the construction site of National Bank of Kuwait's new headquarters in Kuwait City's historic Sharq district.

Approximately 2,500 labourers were reportedly evacuated from the under-construction skyscraper's site, and no injuries or fatalities have been recorded. 

The cause of the blaze has yet not been disclosed. Kuwait Fire Service Directorate told state media that further information about the cause of the fire would be revealed in due course.

READ: Bulldozers, cranes used to put out Kuwait junkyard fire

National Bank of Kuwait tweeted at 10am local time that the fire had been extinguished. 

Please note that the partial fire in the new NBK headquarter construction site has been fully extinguished by the Kuwait Fire Service Directorate. More than 2,500 workers were evacuated from the site in a record time without any injuries. Thank you for your understanding.

— National Bank of Kuwait (@NBKPage) September 27, 2018


Most popular


Deadline approaches for CW Oman Awards 2020 in Muscat
You have until 20 January to submit your nominations for the ninth edition of the


CW In Focus | Inside the Leaders in KSA Awards 2019 in Riyadh
Meet the winners in all 10 categories and learn more about Vision 2030 in this
CW In Focus | Leaders in Construction Summit UAE 2019
A roundup of Construction Week's annual summit that was held in Dubai this September

Latest Issue

Construction Week - Issue 759
Feb 22, 2020