March 17, 2017 11:32 am
Former Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and 23 other players of the Jharkhand state team were safely rescued after a hotel in West Delhi’s Dwarka, where they were staying, caught fire on Friday morning.
The cricketers were in Delhi to play for the Vijay Hazare Trophy. They were to play Bengal in the semi-final match on Friday which has now been postponed.
There were a total of 540 people inside the Welcome Hotel in Dwarka when the fire was reported around 6am. Many were trapped inside, but the fire fighters and police managed to rescue them.
The blaze started at a Reliance store located on the first floor of the hotel, said Surender Kumar, DCP (South-West). Dhoni was on the ninth floor while other cricketers were staying across three floors from seventh to ninth.