#FireTrap in #India - Inferno was reported in the early hours of Tuesday: 17 killed as fire hits hotel in New Delhi !

A massive fire that broke out at a hotel in central New Delhi, India has killed 17 people, officials have told AFP. Over 30 people were rescued by firefighters, who managed to contain the blaze after several hours.

Onlookers stand on the rooftop of a building as they look at a hotel where a fire broke out in New Delhi, India, February 12, 2019. © Reuters / Anushree Fadnavis

The inferno was reported in the early hours of Tuesday, with videos showing the top floors of the building consumed by flames. It was extinguished after a three-hour operation, with 35 people rescued.
Among the 17 dead was one child, fire officials reported.