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17 people killed in Delhi hotel fire

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At least 17 people, including a child, were killed and 11 others injured after a massive fire broke out in a five-storey hotel in central Delhi's area in the wee hours of Tuesday.

According to the Fire Department, 35 people were rescued from

of told the media that 17 people were killed in the blaze.

At least 11 people suffered injuries and were sent to hospital, the fire department said..

It said 30 fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the blaze has been doused.

Cooling operation in the building is underway, the department said.

said, "The cause of the fire is yet to be investigated. 30 fire tenders had been rushed to the spot. The rescue operation is over. There was wooden panelling on the corridors because of which people could not use the corridors to escape."

Deputy Chief told ANI, "The fire has been doused. We have to look for bodies, if any, inside the hotel. Those injured have been sent to hospital. Two hotel staff members had jumped 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."

Meanwhile, the Hotel Association claimed that all fire safety norms were followed and the licence was issued only after inspection of

Speaking to ANI, Hotel Association said that the unfortunate incident took place due to fire in ducting because of which it spread to the hotel rooms.

"It was due to fire in ducting because of which it had spread to the hotel rooms. All norms were followed here, the licence was issued only after inspection. A mishap can occur in a house as well," Mani said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 10:46 IST
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