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Delhi hotel fire updates: Death toll climbs to 17

A fire broke out at a hotel in central Delhi’s Karol Bagh area early Tuesday, leaving 17 persons dead, deputy commissioner of police MS Randhava said. Chief fire officer Atul Garg also confirmed the toll.

The fire broke out at Arpit Palace Hotel located on Gurudwara Road in Karol Bagh. A call about the fire was received at 4.35 am and 24 fire tenders were rushed to the spot, a senior officer from Delhi fire service said.

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10:24 am IST

Most people died of suffocation: Delhi minister Satyendra Jain

“17 people were killed and 2 injured [in the fire that broke out at Delhi’s Arpit Palace hotel]. Most of the people died due to suffocation. Strict action will be taken against those found guilty of negligence. District magistrate has ordered an inquiry,” said Delhi minister Satyendra Jain, as quoted by news agency ANI.

10:15 am IST

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10:05 am IST

Death toll reaches 17

The death toll in fire that broke out at a hotel in central Delhi’s Karol Bagh area early Tuesday climbed to 17.

Updated: February 12, 2019 — 10:51 am
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