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At least 17 dead including a child after fire rips through New Delhi hotel

6 monthes ago   |   By Metro

A fire swept through a hotel in New Delhi early on Tuesday, killing 17 people, authorities in the Indian capital said, raising fresh questions about safety standards in poorly regulated budget hotels.
Frequent raids by civic authorities to enforce building codes, fire safety measures and evacuation procedures have failed to curb violations in a rapidly expanding city of more than 18 million people.
‘Seventeen people are no more, they died because of suffocation, not fire,' said deputy fire chief Virendra Singh, adding that 35 people had been rescued.
Hotel Arpit Palace suffered extensive...
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Delhi hotel fire: Nine dead in huge blaze at high-rise hotel in Indian capital

Delhi hotel fire: Nine dead in huge blaze at high-rise hotel in Indian capital

6 monthes ago   |   By The Independent

At least nine people have died after a major fire broke out on the top floor of a large hotel in central Delhi.
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