India, Feb. 12 -- Delhi Hotel and Restaurant Owners' Association's vice-president Balan Mani said on Tuesday that all rules and regulations were followed in Karol Bagh's Hotel Arpit Palace, where at least 17 people were killed in a blaze.

According to reports, among the dead were a woman and a child, who tried to escape the fire by jumping from a window of the hotel located in the busy shopping area of the Capital.

"It was due to a fire in ducting because of which it spread to the hotel rooms. All norms were followed here," Mani said, according to news agency ANI.

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"A licence is issued only after inspection. Mishaps can occur in a house as well," he said.

Fire officer Vipin Kenta said the two people had jump...