Lucknow: Computers and other electronic equipment were destroyed after a major fire broke out in a bank in Uttar Pradesh`s Farrukhabad district Friday, officials said. No casualties were reported.
The fire destroyed a major portion of the city branch of the Bank of India in Farrukhabad, some 200 km from Lucknow. However, the flames could not reach the bank`s locker room and currency chests.
"It was a major fire. No one was inside the bank at the time of the incident. Computers, electronic machines and several important documents were gutted," fire officer R.K. Bajpai told reporters.
It took the firefighters around three hours to bring the situation under control. An electric short-circuit is believed to be the reason behind the incident, the officer said.