New Delhi hotel fire: Death toll reaches 17, several injured
12, Feb 2019, 10:53 AM
New Delhi: A fire that broke out in the fourth floor of Hotel Arpit Palace, Karol Bagh, New Delhi has left 17 people dead. Several others have been left injured.
Search and rescue operations are still underway at the hotel. The cause of the fire has not been officially stated, but a short circuit is suspected.
Delhi Fire services department received a call at around 4:30am and quickly rushed to the spot but the fire had already spread to other floors. Fire was seen blazing out of the hotel and smoke billowed out of the building until 7am.
The fire was eventually contained, and a cooling operation was initiated.