Fire Destroys Luxury Yangon Hotel in Myanmar

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Tourists fled from the luxury Kandawgyi Palace Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar, after a fire broke out in the early hours of, Thursday, October 19.

This dramatic video, filmed by an American hotel guest holidaying with his Thai wife and their daughter, shows flames erupting from the hotel’s roof. Emergency service vehicles can be seen parked in the adjacent street. At least one person died in the blaze, which broke out at about 3 am local time, according to Myanmar news website Mizzima. Other guests were evacuated to safety, according to Xinhua. The colonial-era hotel was a Yangon landmark. Credit: Twitter/@davidpowersIII via Storyful