Yangon, Oct 19 (IANS) 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 a.m., in the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel and quickly engulfed the wooden building constructed mainly from teak, reports Efe news.
Firefighters extinguished the flames by 7 a.m., 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.
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