One dies in fire at banquet hall in Delhi's Ashok Vihar area

  • Delhi fire: Officials said 10 fire tenders had been rushed to the spot to douse the flames.
Firefighters during a search operation at Atlantis Banquet hall at GT Karnal Road in Delhi on Tuesday.(Raj K Raj/ HT Photo)
Firefighters during a search operation at Atlantis Banquet hall at GT Karnal Road in Delhi on Tuesday.(Raj K Raj/ HT Photo)
Updated on May 17, 2022 11:23 PM IST
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By, New Delhi

At least one person died in a fire that broke out on Tuesday at a banquet hall in Karnal road near Ashok Vihar. The deceased was identified as Ashok Chopra, manager of the banquet.

It was earlier reported that the 30-year-old man was rushed to the hospital in an unconscious state. 

Officials said 10 fire tenders had been rushed to the spot to douse the flames. No event was scheduled at the hall when the fire broke out, the officials said.

The fire started on the ground floor of the hall near the stage and then spread to all four floors of the building, police said.

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The fire has been extinguished. The cause of the blaze is yet to be ascertained, police said.

Last week, a massive fire had broken out in the national capital's Mundka area claiming the lives of at least 26 people. The owner of the building and a few others were arrested two days later. 

(With inputs from Delhi bureau and agencies)

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