Image courtesy: @almesfr on Twitter
A massive fire broke out the construction site of the National Bank of Kuwait headquarters on Thursday.
The bank confirmed that more than 2,500 workers who were on site were safely evacuated.
Civil Defence teams and police patrols rushed to the scene to put out the fire and managed to prevent it from spreading.
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
Images and videos on social media showed plumes of thick smoke rising from the tower.
— Manu Michael (@ManuMichaelM) September 27, 2018
حريق كبير في أحد المباني وسط العاصمة الكويت
الله يستر pic.twitter.com/7fbhu2MYXG
— أحمد خالد المسفر (@almesfr) September 27, 2018
National Bank of Kuwait, office tower 👆 under construction on fire. pic.twitter.com/j70DYynetu
— Nithin.K.Lenin (@klnithin) September 27, 2018
The reason for the blaze has not been revealed.