New Delhi, Feb. 12 -- A child and 16 others, including a woman was killed while three others were injured in a major fire that engulfed several storeys of a central Delhi hotel early on Tuesday, a senior police officer said.
Three people jumped off from the blazing structure even as 25 fire tenders rushed to the spot after receiving a call at 4.30 a.m.
Some 35 people were rescued from the six-storeyed Hotel Arpit Palace in Karol Bagh, Deputy Commissioner of Police Mandeep Randhawa told IANS.
The death toll could further rise. Most victims died of suffocation, Fire Chief Officer G.C. Mishra said.
The hotel comprises a basement, a ground floor and four other floors. At least 35 rooms were booked by members of one family, who were in the c...