Fire in Kolkata’s tallest tower ‘The 42’ brought under control


Kolkata: A fire that broke out in Kolkata’s tallest tower ‘The 42’ on Saturday evening, during construction work, has been brought under control with ‘zero’ casualties.

Reportedly, the fire broke out in the outer unit of the 62-story skyscraper under construction in central Kolkata’s Chowringhee area.

Three fire engines brought the blaze under control within an hour on the 51st and the 52nd floors of the building. No one has been injured as the building is still uninhabited, officials said.

The fire erupted when the safety net tied outside the building went ablaze, officials added.

In addition to this, the city has now witnessed three such major fire incidents in recent times.

In September, a fire broke out at the 150-year old Bagree Market in Burrabazar, one of the largest wholesale hubs of the country, and razed a large number of shops.

Early in October, a fire broke out at the Calcutta Medical College hospital, founded in 1835 and regarded as among the oldest in the country.

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