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Huge fire severely damages historic hotel in Myanmar

Sun Online Desk     19th October, 2017 01:45:49 printer

Huge fire severely damages historic hotel in Myanmar

 

 

A colonial-era luxury wooden hotel in Myanmar’s Yangon city suffered severe damage in a massive fire that broke out on Thursday.

 

The fire started around 3 am, in the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel and quickly engulfed the wooden building constructed mainly from teak, reports Efe news.

 

Firefighters extinguished the flames by 7 am, but the blaze damaged almost the entire structure.

 

A Chinese tourist and a firefighter were reportedly injured in the fire.

 

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

 

Kandawgyi Palace Hotel is five-star lake-front hotel originally built by the British as an exclusive rowing club in 1934.

 

It attracts visitors with its traditional Myanmar architecture featuring the lavish use of teak, reports Ians.

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