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Kandawgyi Palace Hotel

Blaze guts historic teak wood Yangon hotel

YANGON: A Japanese man was killed when a fire tore through a luxury teak wood hotel in Myanmar's largest city Yangon on Thursday, destroying an iconic resort popular with foreign visitors. Hundreds of firefighters tried to quell the blaze, which broke out at around 3am local time, but were unable to stop the flames from consuming the lakeside Kandawgyi Palace Hotel. An AFP reporter at the scene saw a white plastic sheet covering a body retrieved from the fire. The victim was later identified as a middle-aged Japanese…