A massive fire broke out at a central Delhi hotel Tuesday, killing at least 17 people, fire officials said.
Nine people were also injured, they said.
The fire broke out at Hotel Arpit Palace on the Gurudwara road in Karol Bagh at 4:35 am.
Twenty-four fire tenders were rushed to the spot.
According to the fire department, seven men, a woman and child died in the blaze.
“The fire has been doused. We have to look for bodies, if any, inside the hotel. Those injured have been sent to hospital. Two hotel staff members had jumped from the fourth floor of the hotel in an attempt to save themselves. The status of the staff who jumped is yet to be known.” deputy chief fire Officer Sunil Choudhary