Fire damages hotel under construction in Mongolia

Fire broke out on seventh floor of Shangri-La Hotel

Shangri-La Hotel Ulaanbaatar on fire [image: Facebook].
Shangri-La Hotel Ulaanbaatar on fire [image: Facebook].

A fire has caused significant damage to a Shangri-La Hotel currently under construction in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia.

The fire broke out at the hotel on Tuesday morning and started on the seventh floor, according to The Wall Street Journal.

There were reportedly no injuries caused by the incident and the cause of the fire remains unknown.

Shangri-La Hotel Ulaanbaatar is set to be the operator's first hotel in Mongolio and will have 290 rooms.

It is part of an office, retail and hotel complex and the first phase had been set to open in December.

According to eye witnesses at the scene, the fire burned two sides of the building and firefighters had been battling the flames from the inside. 

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