17 killed in fire at New Delhi hotel, 4 others hurt

Fire at the Hotel Arpit Palace in Delhi India

The fire at the Arpit Palace Hotel has been extinguished, but authorities are still investigating what sparked it, Deputy Police Commissioner Mandeep Singh Randhawa said.

Guests at the hotel, popular with budget and business travellers, were unable to use corridors to escape because of wooden panelling, according to a fire officer. A woman and child were seen attempting to jump while another man was spotted hanging from a terrace before falling.

According to one of the eyewitnesses, there was a family of 13 members staying inside the hotel.

Dozens were also severely injured in the fire and have been rushed to nearby hospitals. With the help of hydraulic lifts which we brought along, we could pull out as many as 35 people, " Garg told Xinhua.

A video of the incident showed two people jumping from the fourth floor of the burning building.

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A large wedding party had booked out most of the hotel, and most of the victims were sleeping when the fire began. The minister said he was sure that there would be violation of norms.

North Delhi Municipal Corporation has also ordered a probe into the fire tragedy and sought the report within three days.

"Obviously, even if people came to the emergency exit, they could not have escaped as it was too narrow and it was locked anyway", he said. "Apparently, there were lapses (from the hotel administration's side) and action will be taken against those found guilty".

During the four-hour long rescue operation, around 50 people were pulled out from the hotel by the police and fire service officials. "We pulled them out and helped clear the way for other", Rajput said.The roads were blocked near the spot due to which the fire tenders took time to reach there.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a tweet that he was deeply saddened by the loss of lives. The last renewal was done on May 25, 2018 and was valid till March 31.

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