Today at about 17:05 hours, an alarm went off at Workers House as a result of smoke emanating from one of the basement floors of the building.
Within a few minutes, the entire building was evacuated, according to a statement by National Social Security Fund [NSSF].
Police Fire Brigade rushed to the scene and brought the situation under control.
“We have confirmed that a fire started from one car on 3rd basement of Workers House at about 17:05 hrs today,” NSSF management said.
“An alarm thereafter went off. We immediately activated our Disaster Management Plan & evacuated the building.”
A second Police Fire Brigade later arrived and police fire marshals did the necessary.
“We can confirm that the fire has been isolated in a small spot on 3rd basement of Workers House.”
The statement added: “We can also confirm that only 3 cars in the isolated spot are affected. Situation calmer now and is under control.”
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