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17 die in Karol Bagh hotel inferno
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NEW DELHI, Feb. 13 -- Karol Bagh, one of the most frequented business hubs in the national Capital, witnessed a horrific incident in which 17 people died while 35 people were injured after a massive fire broke out at a hotel on Tuesday. Some of the victims were charred to death and others were asphyxiated by the poisonous fumes. A woman and a child jumped from the fourth floor to save themselves from the blaze but they died on the spot. Most of deaths took place due to asphyxiation, authorities said.
Guests at the Hotel Arpit Palace that is popular with budget and business travellers, were unable to use corridors to escape because of wooden panelling. The hotel didn't have proper fire escapes and the emergency exit door was locked. "The ...
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