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Several dead, thousands of homes burn as fire sweeps Rohingya camp

A huge fire swept through a Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh on Monday (March 22), killing several people and destroying thousands of homes, officials and witnesses said, in the worst blaze to hit the settlement in recent years.

The video, obtained by Reuters by a source who prefers to remain anonymous, shows flames ripping through the Balukhali camp in Cox’s Bazar.

Black smoke billowed over burning shanties and tents.

In January this year, a huge fire swept through Rohingya camps in the same area, destroying homes belonging to thousands of people.

More than a million Rohingya live in the mainland camps in southern Bangladesh, the vast majority having fled Myanmar in 2017 from a military-led crackdown that U.N investigators said was executed with “genocidal intent”, charges Myanmar denies. (Production: Pola Grzanka)



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