Police: Explosion hits upscale Myanmar hotel, one injured

October 15, 2013 03:08

A female guest was injured in an explosion in an upscale hotel in Myanmar's biggest city late on Monday, police said, in what could be the latest in a string of bombings in recent days.

Police are already investigating a series of bombings that began on Friday, when an explosion killed two people and wounded one in a guesthouse in the town of Taungoo, about 55 km (35 miles) from the capital, Naypyitaw.

Although the cause of Monday's blast in Yangon has not yet been determined, police lieutenant captain Han Win Soe said: "We are looking at who stayed in the room before that guest."

Security officers were sifting through a debris-filled room on the ninth floor of Traders, a popular hotel in downtown Yangon, according to a Reuters witness. Glass from the room's window was spread out across the street below.

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