Massive fire at Delhi’s Karol Bagh hotel kills 17, two arrested

Delhi fire: Karol Bagh's Hotel Arpit Palace in India goes up in flames | Daily Star

According to the fire department, seven men, a woman and child died in the blaze. Most of the people died due to suffocation.

Mr Jain said hotel guests tried to flee through the hotel's narrow corridors, panelled in wood.

Meanwhile, the vice-president of the Delhi Hotel Association Balan Mani told ANI that all fire norms were maintained in the hotel. Most people jumped out of the upper floors of the hotel to save their lives.

Death of 17 persons in a hotel fire incident in Delhi has once again highlighted how the national capital continues to sit on fire, thanks to the nexus between businessmen, government officials and politicians.

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On 7 February, a fire broke out in Metro Hospitals and Heart Institute in Noida, trapping several people inside the multi-storeyed building.

Most of the victims were sleeping in the Arpit Palace Hotel when the fire broke out, and it was believed to have been caused by a short circuit, according to media reports.

Three of those killed were members of a family who had traveled to India's capital from Kerala in southern India to attend a wedding, family friend Arvind Vishwanathan said outside a hospital mortuary.

A call about the fire was received at 4.35am and 24 fire tenders were rushed to the spot, a senior officer from the Delhi Fire Service said.

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Unconfirmed reports say the death toll is likely to rise as numerous injured jumped from the burning building to the ground. We had booked four rooms in the hotel. The fire department will also conduct an inquiry into the incident.

Spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj tweeted: "Will Delhi ever see a Commissioner of MCD or Chief of fire being suspended for such huge loss of innocent human lives".

The fire has already raised questions about safety in poorly regulated budget hotels in the country.

Delhi authorities often launch raids to enforce building codes, fire safety measures and evacuation procedures.

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