Death toll rises to two in Kandawgyi Palace Hotel fire


Fire at the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel in Yangon on 19 October 2017. Photo: Thet Ko/Mizzima

State media has reported that least two people were killed and one was injured when a massive fire engulfed the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel yesterday morning gutting the landmark building located on the edge of Kandawgyi Lake in the centre of Yangon.

According to the report, Kyodo News said that they had confirmed that one of the people killed in the fire was a hotel guest visiting from Japan.

The cause of the fire remains unknown, but hotel officials said the blaze began on the fifth floor of the hotel, which is constructed mostly of wood.

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