Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Photos: 17 Dead In Fire Outbreak At New Delhi Hotel

At least 17 people have died today as a fire tore through a budget hotel in Delhi before dawn, in the latest disaster to raise concerns over fire safety in India. The fire broke out at the Hotel Arpit Palace in a congested part of central Delhi, with images showing it engulfing the entire top floor.

"We have confirmed with hospital authorities, the toll is now 17 including a child," Sunil Choudhary, a fire brigade official, told AFP. Police are however investigating the cause.