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Blaze guts historic teak wood Yangon hotel

Blaze guts historic teak wood Yangon hotel

October 19, 2017

YANGON, Oct 19 — One person died in a pre-dawn blaze today that tore through a teakwood hotel in Yangon popular with foreign visitors to Myanmar’s main city. The fire gutted the lakeside Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, a colonial-era building owned by a Myanmar businessman notorious for making his fortune under the former junta. Hundreds of firefighters tried to quell the blaze which broke out at around 3am local time (2030 GMT), but they could not stop the flames from consuming the... Read more

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Police officers stand guard during a fire at Kandawgyi Palace Hotel in Yangon October 19, 2017. — Reuters pic

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