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Fire guts over 500 shanties in Bangladesh Rohingya camp

Fire guts over 500 shanties in Bangladesh Rohingya camp

Eastern Times Correspondent, Dhaka, 14 January : At least 500 makeshift dwellings have been gutted in a fire at the Nayapara Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. However, no casualties were reported in the incident.

The fire broke out at the Nayapara refugee camp in Hnila union of Teknaf upazila in the early hours of Thursday, said Additional Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Md Shamsud Douza.

Shamsud Douza said a fire broke out in the Nayapara Rohingya refugee camp in Teknaf at 3am on Thursday. Informed, firefighters from Teknaf Fire Service Station responded to the scene.

“After about two hours, the fire brigade was able to bring the fire under control at 5am. Meanwhile, at least 500 Rohingya houses in the camp were completely burnt down.”

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined, the official said adding that, the authorities concerned are working to this end.

“Also, the extent of damage caused by the fire is also being assesed,” said Shamsud Douza.

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