The Hush Post|11:22am| 2-min-read
Seventeen people were killed as a hotel in Delhi’s Karol Bagh area caught fire on Tuesday, police said.
The fire broke out at Arpit Palace hotel located on Gurdwara Road in Karol Bagh.
A call about the fire was received at 4.35 am. 24 fire tenders were rushed to the spot, a senior officer from the Delhi Fire Service said.
According to media reports, a senior Delhi Police official said 17 people were killed in the fire.
The injured were rushed to three hospitals, including the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital. Thirteen bodies are at the RML Hospital, a senior doctor said.
The dead includes a child.
A video of the incident showed two people jumping from the fourth floor of the burning building. According to eyewitnesses, most deaths were caused due to suffocation.
They said wooden panelling in the corridors of the hotel contributed to the quick spread of the fire.
A fire department official said some fire extinguishers were found used suggesting people trapped inside tried to douse the fire in a bid to escape.