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FDA Inspector among 17 dead in Arpit Palace hotel fire

IANS  |  New Delhi 

An with the (FDA) from was one of the 17 persons who died in a fire tragedy at in the heart of the national capital on early Tuesday.

"Rahul Kumar, who was in Delhi, had talked to his wife over phone informing her that he would return on Tuesday, but he did not know he would also die along with two of his friends -- Dr and Dr -- who were putting up in Room No. 401 of the hotel," his relative told IANS.

Dr from and Dr had come to to attend a medical seminar in Connaught Place. They had booked a room in the ill-fated hotel.

"On Monday night, they called their old friend for a meeting in the hotel. Rahul told his wife that he wanted to leave but he would stay with and due to their insistence," said.

"In the fire tragedy, they all were suffocated to death after being trapped in their room and could not get out," he added.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, February 14 2019. 00:32 IST
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