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New Delhi hotel fire kills 17 including woman who jumped out of burning building

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Wednesday 11:44 GMT

A fire engulfed a shoddily built budget hotel in central New Delhi early Tuesday, killing 17 people and injuring at least four others, including a woman from Myanmar who leapt from an upper floor to escape the flames, Indian authorities said.

Most of the deaths at the Arpit Palace Hotel in Karol Bagh, an area in India’s capital city popular with tourists because of its shops and budget hotels, were due to suffocation, said Satyendar Kumar Jain, the Delhi government minister of health and urban development, as he toured the site after the fire was extinguished.


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