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  • 17 dead in fire at Delhi’s Karol Bagh hotel

    Published on February 12, 2019

    New Delhi : In Delhi, seventeen people including a child lost their lives in a fire that broke out at a hotel located in Karol Bagh area early this morning. Delhi fire services said, two persons have been seriously injured in the incident. 26 fire tenders were rushed to the spot early this morning and the fire has now been completely doused.

    Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain said most of the people died due to suffocation. He said strict action will be taken against those found guilty of negligence. He added that District Magistrate has already ordered an enquiry in the incident. The injured were rushed to three hospitals including the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled the loss of lives  in the incident. In a tweet, Mr Modi conveyed condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. He expressed hope that the injured will recover soon.

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced an ex-gratia of 5 lakh rupees each to the kin of the deceased.

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