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West Bengal: Fire breaks out at under-construction tallest residential skyscraper in Kolkata; no casualties

Fire was brought under control by three fire tenders, who were pressed into service after the incident came to light.

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New Delhi Updated on: November 17, 2018 19:43 IST
Fire at Kolkata's tallest building
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Fire at Kolkata's tallest building

A fire broke out in the under-construction tallest tower of Kolkata Saturday evening at around 4.55 pm. The incident was reported from the eighth and ninth floor of 'The 42' - a 62-floor residential skyscraper in the city's central business area of Chowrighee, said a senior officer of the Kolkata Police. There were no reports of casualties, he added.

According to Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, who paid a visit to the site, fire was brought under control by three fire tenders, who were pressed into service after the incident came to light.

"The fire seems to have spread through the nylon nets used to guard the air-conditioning machines. Our officials have responded quickly and the fire is under control now," Chatterjee added.

The building is named after its address: 42, Jawaharlal Nehru Road.

The city was witness to two major fire incidents in recent times.

In September, 150-year old Bagree Market in Burrabazar, one of the largest wholesale hubs of the country had caught fire and gutted a large number of shops.  

Earlier in October, a fire broke out at the Calcutta Medical College hospital, founded in 1835 and regarded as among the oldest in the country. No casualties were reported into the incident.

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