Sunday, January 11, 2015

Taitu hotel on fire

piasa-ethiopia7-630x476January 11, 2015 (World Bulletin) — Itegue Taitu Hotel, Ethiopia’s first ever hotel, has gone ablaze, with no casualties reported, an Anadolu Agency correspondent reported Sunday.
The wooden structures of the two-story hotel, built in 1898 according to its official webpage, engulfed in fire from the inside as firefighters are trying to put it out, according to the reporter.
No details have so far come out from the Addis Ababa firefighting department or police on the cause of the fire.
The hotel was named after late Empress Taitu Bitul, the wife of Emperor Menelek II – the king of Ethiopia who founded Addis Ababa as the seat of government.
The decades-old hotel is situated at the heart of Addis Ababa, an area which is locally known as Piazza and boats few other historic buildings.Fire broke out in Addis Ababa at the historical Taitu Hotel. Ethiopia’s first hotel built in 1898.

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