A major fire was broken out owing to short circuit at Arpit Palace Hotel in Central Delhi’s Karol Bagh area in the early hours of February 13. The fire broke out at around 4 am crowning the terrace of the six-storey Hotel Arpit Palace. 17 people died and several others were injured in this fire tragedy. 24 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to fight flames.
According to further details, a call was received at 4.35 am to Delhi Fire Service officials right after the fire broke out. 100 fire fighters with 24 fire tenders and some water tanks responded to the fire. There were nearly 150 people inside hotel where seventeen people, many of them sleeping guests, were killed in a fire also some of the victims were charred to death and others suffocated in the poisonous fumes. Rescuers had to break the windows to evacuate people because wood panelling in the corridors and stairwells fed the flames. Thirty-five people were rescued and those injured were taken to nearby hospitals. Two people jumped of the fifth floor to escape were killed and person was dangling from the terrace and then dead jumping off. As per fire official details the hotel didn’t have proper fire escapes. However, the fire was brought under control around 7 am by more than two dozen fire engines. Delhi police has lodged a case under sections 304 and 308 of the IPC against the owner as it found lapses on the part of the hotel authority. Huge disruptions was witnessed in central Delhi’s congested Karol Bagh.
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