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Bangladesh News – According to information received by High Speed World News, thousands of makeshift homes were burned due to a sudden fire in the world’s largest settlement of Rohingya Muslims late Monday night.
The fire broke out in Balukhali camp in Cox’s Bazar area, which spread to a much larger area in a short time. According to local authorities, 15 people have been killed in the accident so far. Meanwhile, more than 400 people are missing.
Refugee camps are made of plastic sheeting
The temporary housing in the refugee camp consists of tents, plastic sheeting and thick polyethylene sheets. The cause of the fire has not yet been confirmed.
UNHCR spokesperson Luis Donovan in Cox’s Bazar said rescue teams became active once the accident was reported and saved the heavy loss of life and property. According to eyewitnesses, it is feared that many refugees were killed in the accident.
The largest refugee colony in the world
According to information received by the high-speed World News, the United Nations said, on Tuesday, that the homes of thousands of Rohingya in the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh were destroyed by fire.
More than 1 million Rohingya refugees who fled Myanmar in 2017 live in Cox’s Bazar and the surrounding camps. The United Nations and many Muslim countries help them to live and eat.