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.
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.