An electrical fault is being blamed for a fire that all but destroyed the high-rise Shangri-la Hotel that was under construction in Ulaanbaatar, capital city of Mongolia. However, the cause of the blaze has not yet been officially confirmed and a fully investigation is underway.
The blaze, which is believed to have started on the seventh floor of the building, sent smoke and flames tearing up the outside of the building and high into the sky. No casualties were reported, possibly due to the construction workers being on lunch break when the fire broke out. The hotel was due to be completed next year.
Reports suggest that firefighters were forced to tackle the blaze from inside the 22-storey hotel due to the fire being above the reach of the brigade’s firefighting access equipment.