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Short-circuit suspected to be the reason behind fire: NDMC

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A short circuit is suspected to be the cause of the fire that broke out in Bagh's Arpit Palace hotel in the early hours of Tuesday, a said.

The fire, which killed at least 17 people, initially broke out in the second floor of the building, an North Delhi Municipal Corporation said.

The hotel was first granted a licence in October 2005 and was renewed every year. The last renewal was done on May 25, 2018 and was valid till March 31.

"As per information gathered from the site, it reveals that the incidence of fire accrued at second floor at around 3.30 AM on February 12 due to short-circuit," the said.

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 12:15 IST