Delhi: 17 dead in massive fire at Karol Bagh hotel, 2 jumped off the building

 Delhi: 17 dead in massive fire at Karol Bagh hotel, 2 jumped off the building

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The fire broke out around 4:35 am at Hotel Arpit Palace in Karol Bagh
  • The exact number of injured is not known
  • Thick smoke was seen emanating from the 40-room hotel

A massive fire broke out at Hotel Arpit Palace in Delhi's Karol Bagh area early on Tuesday morning, leaving 17 people dead. Fire officials said a call about the fire was received at 4.35 am and 24 fire tenders were rushed to the spot.

The officials were able to rescue some stranded guests in the hotel.

Officials said the fire started due to a short circuit. Thick smoke and huge flames could be seen emanating from the 40-room hotel till around 7 am.