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New Delhi hotel fire

At least 17 people died in a fire that ripped through a hotel in the Indian capital New Delhi early Tuesday, reports CNN.

The blaze broke out in the Hotel Arpit Palace, in the central Karol Bagh area, at about 04h30 local time.

35 people were rescued by firefighters, with 19 taken to hospital for smoke inhalation and other injuries.

Officials have not yet been able to determine the cause of the fire.

Karol Bagh is close to the popular tourist areas such as the business and financial hub Connaught Place.

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