Death toll reaches 17 in Delhi hotel fire

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At least 17 people, including a child, were killed as a massive fire swept through a hotel in central Delhi. The fire broke out at Arpit Palace Hotel located on Gurudwara Road in Karol Bagh. 24 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the flames. Cooling process is underway and the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, a senior officer from the Delhi Fire Service said.

A fire department official said some fire extinguishers were found used suggesting people trapped inside tried to douse the fire in a bid to escape. The injured are admitted in three hospitals including the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital (RML).

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