Kuwait skyscraper inferno: 2,500 workers rush to escape as black smoke spews into sky (VIDEO)
Social media videos show flames licking at the lower levels of the skyscraper, as plumes of thick, black smoke are seen billowing into the sky. The Bank of Kuwait called the blaze a “partial fire in the new NBK headquarters construction site.” It released a statement saying that the 2,500 workers were “evacuated from the site in a record time without any injuries.”
Kuwait: Major fire at Kuwait National Bank building. Over 2000 people have been evacuated. pic.twitter.com/g4mioVPmKV— Nithin.K.Lenin (@klnithin) September 27, 2018
The fire broke out at the high rise on Thursday, and was extinguished just after 4pm local time. The National Bank of Kuwait took to Twitter to thank the “Kuwait Fire Department, the Ministry of Interior, the Emergency Medical Services for their quick response” and “the public on their concern for the safety of all.”
The 62-story tower will stand at about 980 feet once completed.
Fire in the new National Bank of Kuwait headquarters. More than 2,500 workers were evacuated from the site in a record time without any injuries. #NBK#Kuwait#india#hyderabad#chennai#mumbai#bangalore#kerala#dubai#america#china#japan#london#africapic.twitter.com/3GvRqiWv0O— Satya (@Mavuri7) September 27, 2018
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