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9 dead in Delhi hotel blaze

New Delhi: Nine people died and three injured in a major fire that broke out in a central Delhi hotel early on Tuesday, a fire official said.At least 35 others were rescued from the five-storey building. Most people jumped out of the upper floors of the hotel to save their lives.A call was recieved at 4.30 a.m. from Karol Bagh s Arpit Palace Hotel and immediately 25 fire tenders were rushed to the spot, the officer at the Delhi Fire Department headquarters told IANS. According to the fire department, seven men, a woman and child died in the blaze. More than 20 fire tenders were rushed to the spot and rescue operations were underway. The fire has been doused. We have to look for bodies, if any, inside the hotel. Those injured have been sent to hospital. Two hotel staff members had jumped from the fourth floor of the hotel in an attempt to save themselves. The status of the staff who jumped is yet to be known. deputy chief fire Officer Sunil Choudhary told ANI.

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