Posted by on February 12, 2019 3:20 am
Categories: A-Just In

Minister blames negligence for fire at budget hotel that has left at least 17 dead

A fire has swept through a budget hotel in Delhi, killing at least 17 people and raising fresh questions about safety standards in the poorly regulated sector.

Frequent raids by civic authorities to enforce building codes, fire safety measures and evacuation procedures have failed to curb violations in the rapidly expanding Indian capital, a city of more than 18 million people.

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