New Delhi (Agencies): The death toll reached 17 in a massive fire which broke out at a hotel in central Delhi's Karol Bagh on Tuesday morning, a senior official said.
Video: Fire at Karol Bagh's Arpit Palace Hotel, rescue operation on pic.twitter.com/6ANOiuszIX— TOI Delhi (@TOIDelhi) February 12, 2019
The fire service and police officials pulled out around 50 people from the hotel in a four-hour long rescue operation. Many people were severely injured and have been admitted for treatment. Around 35 people were rescued safely.
Delhi: Fire breaks out in Hotel Arpit Palace in Karol Bagh. Fire tenders rushed to the spot. More details awaited. pic.twitter.com/YH2CZO6u3D— ANI (@ANI) February 12, 2019
"We have confirmed with hospital authorities, the toll is now 17 including a child," Sunil Choudhary, a fire brigade official said.