Delhi: 17 dead in massive fire at Karol Bagh hotel, 2 jumped off the building

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.

Updated: February 12, 2019 — 7:51 am