Fire sweeps through Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh


, 09/01/2022, 7:10 pm

Hundreds of homes destroyed by blaze in area that is home to at least a million people who fled military crackdown in Myanmar

A fire swept through a Rohingya refugee camp in south-eastern Bangladesh on Sunday, destroying hundreds of homes, according to officials and witnesses, though there were no immediate reports of casualties.

The blaze hit Camp 16 in Cox’s Bazar, a border district home to more than a million Rohingya refugees, most of whom fled a military-led crackdown in Myanmar in 2017.

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