A shocking incident took place in Delhi’s Karol Bagh where at least 17 people were killed and several were critically injured in a major fire that broke out on Tuesday, officials said.
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
However, fire tenders were rushed to the place after Delhi Fire Service officials said they received a call at 4:35 am about the fire at Hotel Arpit Palace on Gurudwara Road of Karol Bagh area.
Reportedly, the reason behind the fire was the short circuit on the 4th floor of the hotel.
Vipin Kental, Fire Officer on 9 dead in Delhi hotel fire:Cause of fire yet to be investigated. 30 fire tenders had rushed to the spot.Rescue op is over. There was wooden paneling on corridor because of which people couldn't use corridors to evacuate; 2 had jumped off the building pic.twitter.com/zVC9vVkgBH— ANI (@ANI) February 12, 2019
Delhi: Earlier visuals from Hotel Arpit Palace in Karol Bagh where a fire broke out today. Firefighting and rescue operations underway. More details awaited. pic.twitter.com/l6Jd1pJpM6— ANI (@ANI) February 12, 2019
As per the deputy chief fire officer Sunil Chaudhary, 26 fire tenders were rushed to the spot and also said that 25 personnel were evacuated from the hotel. While two people jumped out of the building due to getting panic.
See latest visuals:
Sunil Choudhary, Deputy Chief, Fire Officer on 9 dead in the fire that broke out in Hotel Arpit Palace in Karol Bagh, earlier today: Fire has been doused. Bodies are being taken out now. Rescue operation underway. #Delhi pic.twitter.com/hqxsV8lyBQ— ANI (@ANI) February 12, 2019
Meanwhile, the fire has been doused and bodies of the people are being taken out now from the hospital. Moreover, the rescue operation is still underway, ANI reported.