Delhi Fire: 17 Dead After Blaze Engulfs Hotel Arpit Palace in Karol Bagh, Rescue Operations Underway
Delhi Fire (Photo Credits: ANI)

New Delhi, February 12: At least seventeen people have been killed after a massive fire broke out in Delhi on Tuesday. According to a tweet by ANI, the blaze broke out in Hotel Arpit Palace in Karol Bagh on Tuesday morning. According to details available, Sunil Choudhary, Deputy Chief, Fire Officer informed that fire has been doused and the bodies are being taken out now. Vipin Kental, Fire Officer informed that as there was wooden panelling on the corridor, people couldn't use corridors to evacuate. He said two people jumped off the building to save themselves from the blaze. "Nearly 30 fire tenders had rushed to the spot and now the rescue operation has been completed", Kental added.

Balan Mani, Delhi Hotel Association Vice President said the mishap took place due to fire in ducting because of which it had spread to the hotel rooms. "All norms were followed at the hotel, the license is issued only after inspection. Mishappening can occur in a house as well", Mani said.

In January, a massive fire broke out at a chemical factory in Okhla Phase-I in Delhi. A total of four people were injured in the incident while two of them were fire department officials. Okhla Phase-I is located in south-eastern Delhi, and is close to Noida in nearby Uttar Pradesh. Delhi Fire: Four Dead After Blaze Engulfs Factory in Karol Bagh.

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In the last week, a massive fire was reported at the prominent Metro Hospitals and Heart Institute in Noida’s Sector-12. Reports inform that the hospital has been functioning without a fire licence that expired over five months ago, officials said. As per the officials, the hospital’s fire license, which had expired five months ago, had not been renewed. "The hospital authorities had got a licence from the fire department in March 2017, but they did not get it renewed from over five months," Gautam Budh Nagar Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Arun Kumar Singh told to PTI.