A massive fire broke out at a central Delhi hotel on Tuesday morning, killing at least 17 people, hospital sources said.
Six people were also injured, they said.
The fire broke out at Hotel Arpit Palace on the Gurudwara road in Karol Bagh at 4:35 a.m.
Twenty-four fire tenders were rushed to the spot.
Thick smoke was seen emanating from the 40-room hotel.
The officials were able to rescue some stranded guests in the hotel.
Officials said the fire started due to a short circuit. Thick smoke and huge flames could be seen emanating from the 40-room hotel till around 7 am.
Delhi Home Minister Satyendra Kumar Jain later visited the site, ordered a magisterial inquiry after spotting building violations and asked the fire department to inspect similar buildings in the area.