A massive fire broke out at Hotel Arpit Palace in Delhi’s Karol Bagh area early on Tuesday morning.
Ten members of a family from Kerala were staying at the hotel. According to the fire services department, a woman and a child lost their lives in the blaze.
While five people were rescued, three were missing and feared to be trapped in the fire.
Officials said the fire started around 4:30 am due to a short circuit. Thick smoke and huge flames could be seen emanating from the 40-room hotel till around 7 am.
26 fire tenders were immediately rushed to the spot. Rescue and fire fighting operations were underway as of the last update.
Delhi: Earlier visuals from Hotel Arpit Palace in Karol Bagh where a fire broke out today. Firefighting and rescue operations underway. More details awaited. pic.twitter.com/l6Jd1pJpM6
ANI (@ANI) February 12, 2019