1200 Rohingya refugees lost their houses in massive fire1 min read
On Sunday, a large fire burned the dwellings of over 1,200 Rohingya refugees in the Kata section of the Camp-16 refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. So yet, no casualties have been recorded.
According to Additional Superintendent of Police Kamran Hossen of Armed Police Battalion-8, the fire started about 4:55 p.m. According to The Daily Star, he stated that the fire quickly spread and burned around 1,200 Rohingya refugee dwellings.
It was extinguished about 9:10 p.m., according to Emdadul Haque, station officer of Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhiya Fire Station.
According to Enamul Hossen, a fireman, four units of the fire station and dozens more from Cox’s Bazar were sent to the area shortly after receiving information about the conflagration about 4.50 p.m.
Locals reportedly reported seeing dense smoke pouring over the camp about 5:00 p.m. Saddam Hossain, a resident of Shafiullah Kata, told The Daily Star that the fire destroyed hundreds of dwellings.
“Firefighters and other government authorities are working hard to put out the fire,” he added Friday night.
This isn’t the first time a fire has erupted in the Rohingya camps. Fires have become all too prevalent in the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar.