17 killed in massive fire at Delhi hotel

Last Updated: Tue, Feb 12, 2019 10:42 hrs
Delhi fire

New Delhi: A massive fire broke out at a central Delhi hotel Tuesday, killing at least 17 people, fire officials said. At least 35 others were rescued from the five-storey building. Most people jumped out of the upper floors of the hotel to save their lives.

Nine people were also injured, they said.

The fire broke out at Hotel Arpit Palace on the Gurudwara road in Karol Bagh at 4:35 am. 

Twenty-four fire tenders were rushed to the spot.

"The fire has been doused. We have to look for bodies, if any, inside the hotel. Those injured have been sent to hospital. Two hotel staff members had jumped from the fourth floor of the hotel in an attempt to save themselves. The status of the staff who jumped is yet to be known." deputy chief fire Officer Sunil Choudhary told ANI.

A call was recieved at 4.30 a.m. from Karol Bagh's Arpit Palace Hotel and immediately 25 fire tenders were rushed to the spot, the officer at the Delhi Fire Department headquarters told IANS.

More than 20 fire tenders were rushed to the spot and rescue operations were underway.