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Kochi: Major fire breaks out at under-construction building

Fire tenders from Thrikkakara, Trippunithura and Eloor worked through the night and brought the fire under control on Wednesday morning.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 7, 2020 1:44:50 am
Kochi: Major fire breaks out at under-construction building The blaze was reported in floors 22 to 24 of the North tower. (Photo: Screengrab)

A major fire broke out at Sands Infinit Twin Towers, an under-construction building in Kochi late on Tuesday night. The blaze was reported in floors 22 to 24 of the North tower of the the proposed 30-storey building .

Fire tenders from Thrikkakara, Trippunithura and Eloor worked through the night and brought the fire under control on Wednesday morning.

An Instagram user put out a post saying one of the towers had caught fire.

“The Co-developer M/s Sands Infrabuild Private Limited along with their Main Contractor Tata Projects Limited and the Project Management Consultant M/s CBRE  South Asia Pvt Ltd  involved with the project are conducting a detailed investigation to identify the root cause of the incident”, said SmartCity Kochi CEO Mr. Manoj Nair in a statement.

With the height at which the fire erupted posing a challenge to the Fire and Rescue team, water was pumped from the 17th floor to douse the fire by the morning.

The construction workers had left the site, and no injuries were reported in the fire.

No damage was reported in the South tower, where construction is expected to continue as usual.

Sands Infinit, by Sands Infrabuild Private Limited, is touted to be among the tallest twin IT towers in south India. Rising to a height of 152 meters, it aims to create workspace for around 25,000 employees.

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