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Myanmar luxury hotel almost destroyed like fire (Video)
Rangoon - A fire has almost ruined a luxurious teak hotel loved by outsiders in Myanmar's largest town, Yangon. On Thursday mornings, a corpse sack was taken from the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel and firemen said the victims were males. Photographs and videos show the spectacle of the flame race through the buildings early Thursday mornings.
Hour after dawn, there was still fumes from the hotel by the lake, and a dozen firemen were there. Fireman Kyaw Kyaw said the fire began around 3 a.m. and a fireman was suffering from poisoning. All of the top storeys of the hotel were damaged and the fire seemed to have blown through the concrete floor and the first storeys.
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The YANGON (AFP) - One man was killed when a fire raged through a luxurious teenager hotel in Myanmar's capital Yangon on Thursday (October 19), wrecking the much-loved resorta. Thousands of firemen tried to suppress the fire that started around 3:00 a.m. but could not prevent the fires from burning the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel by the lake.
"We' re trying to ID the body," said Htay Lwin of the Htoo Group that runs the hotel. "It' s difficult to say why the fire burst, the cause is being investigated," he said, and added that there were about 140 people in the hotel when the infernos began. A Myanmar business man, known for making his fortunes under the former regime, is responsible for the settlement dating back to the former colonies.
Natives complained of the disappearance of one of Yangon's icons, located on a mound on a large scenic lakeside in the town. The hotel's patrons have been transferred to other hostels in Yangon, Myanmar's biggest town, which has left its marks since the end of Burma's reign in Southeast Asia.
Most of the oldest parts of the Kandawgyi Hotel date from the 1930' s, when the area was used by a group of English officer as a rowers' team. Myanmar's fame as one of the region's hotest new tourist destination has also been damaged by worldwide censorship over the army's action against the people of Rohingya.