Fire guts iconic Yangon hotel, one dead

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One person was killed and two were injured yesterday in a massive fire that destroyed one of Yangon's best-known hotels, sending dark smoke billowing over the centre of Myanmar's largest city. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, which broke out around 3.20am at the 
teak-and-stone Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, the authorities said. The fire was mostly extinguished 
by 7am, and more than 140 guests were shifted to nearby hotels, reported Reuters.