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12 Sep 2018 | 12:48 PM UTC

Myanmar: Hotel fire in downtown Yangon Sep. 12; minor casualties

Myanmar News Alert

Fourteen people slightly injured in a fire in a hotel in downtown Yangon, including seven foreign nationals

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/12/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/12/2018, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Yangon

Event

On the early afternoon of Wednesday, September 12 (local time), a fire broke out in the City Star Hotel in downtown Yangon - on Maha Bandoola Garden Street, Kyauktada township - slightly injuring 14 people. Seven foreign tourists are among the injured.

Context

Hotel infrastructure and safety procedures in this developing country generally remain far below Western standards.

Advice

On a separate note, foreign nationals traveling to Myanmar must obtain a visa prior to departure. One should apply at the nearest Burmese embassy or consulate well in advance of travel. Passports should be valid for a minimum period of six months from the date of entry into the country. For additional information regarding entry requirements, contact a Burmese embassy.  

 

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