On Tuesday, a major fire broke out in Hotel Arpit Palace in central Delhi’s Karol Bagh area in the busy hours. Seventeen people including a Keralite were killed at the spot. The deceased Keralite has been identified as Jayashree(53), a native of Kochi.
Fire tenders reached the spot and thirty-five people were rescued and the injured were taken to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.
As per reports, the fire department said that “At least 30 fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the fire has ben doused. Cooling operation in the building s underway,”
Sunil Choudhary, Deputy Chief Officer said that “Two hotel staff members had jumbed from the fourth floor of the hotel in an attempt to save themselves .The status of the staff who jumped is yet to be known.” The cause of the fire is yet to be investigated.