|Bomb blast hits Traders Hotel Myanmar.|
Tuesday, 15th October 2013
Source : External Source
Just after 11PM on Monday night, a small bomb ripped through a 9th story room at Traders Hotel, one of the nicest hotels in downtown Rangoon.
Max Mezezy of Hong Kong could be heard screaming for help for his wife, saying repeatedly, “Where’s the ambulance?” Both he and his two young sons were unharmed in the blast. He carried his injured wife, bleeding profusely from wounds in her arms and thighs, out to a waiting van, which brought her to Rangoon General Hospital. The American family, only in Burma for a brief stay, was supposed to fly back tonight to Hong Kong where they currently live.
According to the police, the bomb was planted in the toilet of room 921.
Although the blast tore apart the bathroom, blew out the room’s window, and left ceiling panels hanging, the family’s two small sons, aged 5 and 7, don’t remember hearing anything, only waking up to see their mom lying on the floor bleeding.
The glass from the window pane was blown out several feet in front of the hotel.
Burma is gearing up to host the 2013 Southeast Asia Games in early December and was recently appointed the chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) for 2014.
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Traders Hotel Yangon is operated by Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts which is Asia Pacific's leading luxury hotel group. With 81 hotels and resorts throughout Asia Pacific, North America, the Middle East, and Europe, the Shangri-La group has a room inventory of over 34,000.
New hotels are under development in Mainland China, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Qatar, Sri Lanka and United Kingdom.
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