No casualties in Kolkata commercial building fire, SBI office gutted -

No casualties in Kolkata commercial building fire, SBI office gutted

Credit: newindianexpress.com

  • Oct 22 2017 04:40About: 29 days ago
  • 12 views

KOLKATA: A massive fire broke out today on the 16th floor of a commercial building in central Kolkata, gutting the global market office of the State Bank of India (SBI).

Thirteen fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the fire that originated from the server room of the SBI's global department at the Jeevan Sudha building, a fire brigade official said.

"The furniture and computer peripherals were damaged in the fire but there was no fear of data loss as the files were stored in the disaster recovery cells of Mumbai and the local head office in Kolkata," the general manager (global market office) of SBI, Ventakesh Bharadwaj, said.

The chief general manager (Kolkata circle) of SBI, P P Sengupta, said there was no news of anyone getting trapped on the floor.

Eyewitnesses said the fire was fast spreading to other floors of the building.

Although it was a holiday for Diwali, the employees rushed to the site as soon as the news of the fire spread, the general manager said.

The building on the Jawaharlal Nehru Road has 19 floors and houses the offices of the SBI and the LIC and other financial organisations.



Follow Us on Twitter

massive fire broke today 16th floor commercial building central Kolkata gutting global market office State Bank India (SBI).

Related stories with No casualties in Kolkata commercial building fire, SBI office gutted

New superfast train between Pune and Kazipet in Telangana to be introduced tomorrow -World News
New superfast train between Pune and Kazipet in Telangana to be introduced tomorrow 29 days ago
Mumbai, Oct 19 (PTI) A new weekly superfast train between Pune and Kazipet in Telangana will be introduced tomorrow, the Central Railway (CR) said to...
Muslim cleric backs Darul Deoband fatwa banning Muslims from posting pictures on social media -World News
Muslim cleric backs Darul Deoband fatwa banning Muslims from posting pictures on social media 29 days ago
Earlier on October 9, the seminary had issued another fatwa banning Muslim women from plucking, trimming and shaping their eyebrows.
Darul Uloom Deoband fatwa bans Muslims from posting photos on social media -World News
Darul Uloom Deoband fatwa bans Muslims from posting photos on social media 29 days ago
The Darul Uloom Deoband in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur has issued a fatwa prohibiting Muslim men and women from posting their or their families' photographs on social media sites.
Rajya Sabha notice to Sharad Yadav on plea for disqualification -World News
Rajya Sabha notice to Sharad Yadav on plea for disqualification 29 days ago
Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar Ansari had broken away from Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar after he severed ties with coalition partner RJD and BJP-led NDA fold in July this year.
Sushma Swaraj expresses concern over 3-yr-old adopted Indian girl missing -World News
Sushma Swaraj expresses concern over 3-yr-old adopted Indian girl missing 29 days ago
Sherin Mathews went missing after her father made her stand outside their house for not finishing her milk on Saturday and Swaraj has said the Indian Embassy in U.S. is actively involved in the matter
Police escort party let Sukesh Chandrashekar shop, do deals, buy luxury cars in Bengaluru -World News
Police escort party let Sukesh Chandrashekar shop, do deals, buy luxury cars in Bengaluru 29 days ago
Conman Sukesh Chandrashekar has always lived life king-size. Now an undertrial facing a series of cheating cases, including one on attempting to bribe officials in the Election Commission of India, he
Militant killed in encounter in J-K's Kupwara -World News
Militant killed in encounter in J-K's Kupwara 29 days ago
An encounter broke out between militant and security forces this morning after the latter launched a search operation in Langet, 100 kms from here, an Army official said.
DNA samples of kin of Indians missing in Iraq collected -World News
DNA samples of kin of Indians missing in Iraq collected 29 days ago
The deputy commissioner directed the health department to conduct the DNA tests of the families of the missing youths to ascertain their identities.
Behati Prinsloo Reveals Growing Baby Bump and Her Pregnancy Craving -World News
Behati Prinsloo Reveals Growing Baby Bump and Her Pregnancy Craving 29 days ago
Victoria's Secret model says she loves Fatburger fries and a milkshake
Triathlete apparently drowns in race at Sunny Bay -World News
Triathlete apparently drowns in race at Sunny Bay 29 days ago
A triathlon competitor has died after apparently drowning during a race near Sunny Bay. Police said they got a call at around eight o'clock on Sunday...
Nintendo games news: New device clones Switch design, provides big Wii U feature -World News
Nintendo games news: New device clones Switch design, provides big Wii U feature 29 days ago
THE LATEST Nintendo games news concern a new gaming device that will have Switch and Wii U owners very interested.
What Shinzo Abe’s election win will mean for China-Japan relations -World News
What Shinzo Abe’s election win will mean for China-Japan relations 29 days ago
Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party, together with its ally Komeito, is tipped to cruise to victory in today’s snap parliamentary election, with major implications for China – not all of them negative. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe&rsquo