Fire Destroys Homes in Rohingya Refugee Camp

A fire raced through a sprawling Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh on Thursday, destroying hundreds of homes, officials said. No casualties were reported.

The U.N. High Commissioner on Refugees said more than 550 homes sheltering about 3,500 people as well as 150 shops were either totally or partially destroyed in the fire.

The fire broke out early Thursday in Nayapara Camp in Cox’s Bazar district, where more than 1 million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are staying.

No serious injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire was not immediately known.

(AP)

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