In Pics: Fire Tragedy at Hotel Arpit Palace In Delhi’s Karol Bagh
A massive fire swept through a four-floor hotel in central Delhi's Karol Bagh in the early hours of Tuesday, 12 February, killing at least 17 guests, including a child and two people who jumped off the building in a desperate bid to save themselves, officials said.
The blaze, in which 35 people were injured, started in the second floor of the Arpit Palace Hotel in the heart of the national capital around 3.30 am, trapping many guests who were fast asleep. There were 53 people in the 45-room hotel, which had a canopy on the terrace housing of what appeared to be a restaurant, officials said.
A call about the fire was received at 4.35 am and 24 fire tenders were rushed to the spot, a senior Delhi Fire Service official said.