Massive fire at Hotel Arpit Palace in Delhi's Karol Bagh kills 17

Massive fire at Hotel Arpit Palace in Delhi's Karol Bagh kills 17
At least 17 people were killed and 35 others were injured after a massive fire swept through a four-floor hotel in central Delhi's Karol Bagh in the early hours of Tuesday. The deceased include a child and two people who jumped off the building in a desperate bid to save themselves. The blaze was first reported in the second floor of the Arpit Palace Hotel in the heart of the national capital around 3.30am, trapping many guests who were deep in sleep. Meanwhile, Union minister KJ Alphons, who visited the site of the tragedy, said the emergency exit of the Arpit Palace hotel was "too narrow" and also locked. Alphons also added that there were a lot of wooden structures inside, which may have helped the fire spread. However, the actual reason behind the mishap is yet to be ascertained.
Massive fire at Hotel Arpit Palace in Delhi's Karol Bagh kills 17
A view of charred remains on the rooftop of Karol Baghs Hotel Arpit Palace where a massive fire broke out in the wee hours of Tuesday, leaving 17 people dead and several others injured.
Massive fire at Hotel Arpit Palace in Delhi's Karol Bagh kills 17
Survivors leave with their belongings from Karol Bagh's Hotel Arpit Palace on Tuesday.
Massive fire at Hotel Arpit Palace in Delhi's Karol Bagh kills 17
Union Tourism Minister Alphons Joseph Kannanthanam meets a relative of a Karol Bagh fire victim, at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in New Delhi on Tuesday
Massive fire at Hotel Arpit Palace in Delhi's Karol Bagh kills 17
NDRF, firefighters and police officials seen at the site after a massive fire broke out at Karol Baghs Arpit Palace hotel, in which at least 17 people were killed and several injured on Tuesday.
Massive fire at Hotel Arpit Palace in Delhi's Karol Bagh kills 17
Usha Nayar whose relatives died in the fire at Karol Baghs Hotel Arpit Palace, being consoled by other relatives outside the mortuary at Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Massive fire at Hotel Arpit Palace in Delhi's Karol Bagh kills 17
DPCC President Sheila Dikshit arrives at Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital to meet the family members and relatives of the Karol Bagh fire victims in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Massive fire at Hotel Arpit Palace in Delhi's Karol Bagh kills 17
People look on at Karol Baghs Hotel Arpit Palace where a massive fire broke out, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. At least 17 people were killed and several others were injured in the accident.