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Delhi govt orders probe into hotel fire, directs fire safety inspection of multi-storeyed buildings

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The government has ordered a magisterial probe into a massive fire at a hotel in central Delhi's area on Tuesday in which at least 17 people were killed, its Home said.

Jain, who visited the where the fire broke out in the early hours of the morning, told reporters that he has also directed the fire department to inspect buildings which are five floors or more and submit a report on their fire safety compliance within a week.

"We have ordered for a magisterial inquiry into the case. Seventeen people have died, most of them of suffocation. Apparently, there were lapses (from the hotel administration's side) and action will taken against those found guilty," he said.

Generally, four floors are allowed for such establishments, the said.

"We saw a canopy was put up on the terrace and tables and chairs were laid out. Inside in the rooms, wooden panels were there on the walls," Jain said.

"So I have also directed the fire department to inspect such multi-storeyed buildings which have five floors or more and submit a report in a week's time," he said.

The blaze that swept through the hotel in Gurudwara Road in central Delhi's killed at least 17 people, police said.

A call about the fire was received at 4.35 am and 24 fire tenders were rushed to the spot, a from the Fire Service said.

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 11:26 IST