Fire in Karol Bagh today: Seventeen people were killed and several others were injured in a massive fire that broke out at a hotel in Delhi in the wee hours on Tuesday. According to news agency ANI, the incident took place at Hotel Arpit Palace in Karol Bagh area of the national capital.
ANI reported that at lease 28 fire engines have been rushed to the site douse the fire. The incident took place at around 4:30 am.
Injured persons have been admitted to a nearby hospital for immediate media relief. TV reports say that 25 persons have been evacuated and rescue operations are underway.
The local administration officials have reached the incident site and monitoring the rescue operations.
“Cause of fire yet to be investigated. 30 fire tenders had rushed to the spot.Rescue op is over. There was wooden paneling on corridor because of which people couldn’t use corridors to evacuate. Two had jumped off the building,” fire officer Vipin Kental said.
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— ANI (@ANI) February 12, 2019
The exact reason behind the incident is unknown. Officials said that priority is to evacuate the persons stranded inside the hotel and then they will assess the amount of loss.