Breaking News: Historic Umana Yana gutted by fire

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FIRE[www.inewsguyana.com] – The structure called the Umana Yana, located in Kingston, Georgetown is currently engulfed in flames, the fire service has confirmed.

Firefighters are currently at the scene trying to curtail the ravaging blaze amid high winds.

iNews will the provide details as it become available.

The 55-foot high cone-shaped benab (or shelter) was constructed by Amerindians of the Wai Wai tribe from thatched allibanna and manicole palm leaves, and wallaba posts lashed together with mukru, turu and nabbi vines.

It was specially constructed to serve as a V.I.P. lounge and recreation spot during the Non-Aligned Foreign Ministers Conference held in Georgetown in August 1972. 

 

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