//Karol Bagh hotel: At least 16 dead in massive fire at Delhis Arpit Palace

Karol Bagh hotel: At least 16 dead in massive fire at Delhis Arpit Palace

It took around three hours for fire officials to douse the blaze.

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BusinessToday.In        Last Updated: February 12, 2019  | 10:15 IST

A massive fire broke out at a central Delhi’s hotel, Arpit Palace, around 4:35 am on Tuesday morning, killing at least 16 people, said fire officials. A woman and a child are also among the dead, reports said.

The hotel is located near the Gurudwara road in Karol Bagh. It took around three hours for fire officials to douse the blaze, following which cooling operations were launched at 8am.

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Meanwhile, the local police have lodged an FIR in connection with the incident, and cops are investigating if there was any sign of negligence by the hotel’s staff.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained but officials suspect a short circuit might be a major reason behind the incident.

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