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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


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