DHAKA, Bangladesh  

A sudden fire damaged at least 30 shanties housing Rohingya refugees in camps in southern Bangladesh on Wednesday, according to local police and eyewitnesses.

“The fire suddenly broke out at a learning center at our camp and very quickly it spread to the adjacent tents,” Mohammad Mostofa Kamal, a refugee at the camp in Cox’s Bazar, told Anadolu Agency.

He added: “Three of us were injured and at least 30 houses including some learning centers were burned down completely.” 

The Unchiprang Chakmarkul Rohingya Camp, located in Tekhnaf, Cox’s Bazar, currently houses some 20,000 Muslim minority Rohingya refugees.


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