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MS Dhoni rescued from fire at Delhi 5-star hotel

India Today logo India Today 17-03-2017
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A fire broke out at Welcome Hotel in Delhi's Dwarka on Friday early morning. Cricketer M S Dhoni along with his Jharkhand teammates too were present at the hotel when the fire broke out.

Dhoni along with others were rescued from the hotel moments later. A call was made to the Delhi Fire Service at around 6.30 am following which fire tenders were rushed to the spot.

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Nearly 30 fire tenders were sent to the spot. No casualties have been reported so far.

The fire was brought under control by around 7.30 am.

The cricketer was in Delhi to play in the Vijay Hazare Trophy semi-final.

Sources said that the team's kit was charred in the incident. The match has been reportedly postponed to Saturday.

The Jharkhand team had entered the semi-final after defeating Vidarbha by six wickets at the Palam Ground in Delhi.

Dhoni is an active member of the Vijay Hazare sqaud and has captained all six matches so far.

Dhoni's participation in Jharkhand team has been drawing huge crowds to the matches.

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