A wedding party had booked a large part of the 35-room hotel. Among the dead were a woman and child who tried to escape by jumping from a window, the Indian Express said. "We have confirmed with hospital authorities, the toll is now 17; including a child," Sunil Choudhary, a fire brigade official, told AFP. Virendra Singh, deputy fire chief, said 35 people had been rescued from the hotel located in the shopping district of Karol Bagh. Last week, a fire broke out in a hospital in a Delhi suburb, forcing an emergency evacuation of the patients.
Source: Dhaka Tribune February 12, 2019 05:03 UTC