Delhi hotel fire: For this family, trip to Wagah remains unfulfilled

Delhi fire: Karol Bagh's Hotel Arpit Palace in India goes up in flames | Daily Star

Authorities said an electrical short circuit may have started the fire, but added an investigation has just started to look into possible causes.

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.

Rao was staying at the hotel located at Karol Bagh. According to hospital authorities at least four others were injured. With the help of hydraulic lifts which we brought along, we could pull out as many as 35 people, " Garg told Xinhua.

Three members of an extended family were among the dead.

May 29, 2018: A massive blaze, which fire officials said was of "highest magnitude", broke out at a godown in south Delhi's Malviya Nagar.

Activists say builders and landlords often amend building plans to add space and ignore safety norms to save costs. Part of the building had been booked by a wedding party.

Many structures, both old and new, lack proper fire exits.

Generally, four floors are allowed for such establishments, the minister said. When I opened my door, I saw very dense smoke in the corridor area.

Fire disasters are particularly frequent in Mumbai, India's financial capital where millions live in cramped and dilapidated properties because of high rents. "The two jumped off the building", Kenta said.

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have condoled the loss of lives and expressed hope that the injured will recover soon.

In December, eight people were killed when a fire engulfed a hospital in Mumbai. In 2017, 14 people were killed, also in Mumbai, when a huge blaze roared through a popular restaurant.

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