WATCH: Fire breaks out at 19-storey building in Kolkata which houses LIC, SBI offices

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WATCH: Fire breaks out at 19-storey building in Kolkata which houses LIC, SBI offices

The fire was reported from the server room of an office on the 15th floor of the building.

A major fire broke out in a high-rise building on the Jawaharlal Nehru Road in Kolkata today. Ten fire tenders have been rushed to the spot to douse the fire.

The 19-storey building houses the offices of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) and State Bank of India (SBI). The fire was reported from the server room of an office on the 15th floor of the building.

According to eyewitnesses, the fire was fast spreading to the other floors of the building. Since offices were closed for Diwali, no one was present inside the building as per last reports.

The chief general manager (Kolkata circle) of SBI, P P Sengupta, said there was no news of anyone getting stuck on the floor. SBI's server room is on the floor where the fire broke out.

 

(Inputs from PTI)