SAD NEWS: 17 people died in India
At least 17 people died on Tuesday as a fire tore through a budget hotel in New Delhi before dawn, in the latest disaster to raise concerns over fire safety in India.
The fire broke out at the Hotel Arpit Palace in a congested part of central New Delhi, with images showing it engulfing the entire top floor.
“We have confirmed with hospital authorities, the toll is now 17 including a child,” Sunil Choudhary, a fire brigade official, told AFP.
Local media reports said the woman and the child died as they tried to escape by jumping from a window.