Delhi hotel fire kills 17

Delhi fire: Karol Bagh's Hotel Arpit Palace in India goes up in flames | Daily Star

At least nine people were killed, and three others injured when a fire engulfed a hotel in New Delhi on Tuesday, a senior official said. Among the dead were a woman and a child who tried to escape by jumping from a window, the Indian Express said.

A call was received at 4.30 a.m. from Arpit Palace Hotel and immediately 25 fire tenders were rushed to the spot, the officer at the Delhi Fire Department headquarters told IANS.

Delhi minister Satyendra Jain told the NDTV news website that the Arpit Palace had built a fifth floor with a kitchen and a terrace, even though the owners only had permission to build four storeys.

Sunil Choudhary, Deputy Chief, Fire Officer speaking to ANI said, "Fire has been doused".

Footage showed flames leaping from the top floor.

The rescue took about 30 minutes because fire engine ladders could not initially reach Chand's floor, he said.

Karol Bagh, filled with shops and budget hotels, is popular with tourists.

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Thirty-five people were rescued and those injured were taken to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.

The disaster is the latest of its kind in India, where poor health and safety standards - especially in hotels and facilities for the poor - are all too common.

Delhi Minister Satyendra Jain said, "According to building bylaws, buildings can not be over four-storeys (parking & four storeys) in this area".

Building regulations and fire safety measures are routinely flouted by builders and incidents of fires are reported nearly every week from across the country. Almost 35 people were rescued safely.

Last week, a fire broke out in a hospital in a Delhi suburb, forcing emergency evacuation of patients. Seventeen people have died, a lot of them of suffocation. "The two jumped off the building", Kenta said.

"This hotel had been built up to six floors".

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