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Cox’s Bazar – A devastating fire broke out at the Rohingya refugee camp 11 in Balukhali this afternoon at around 2:40 PM BD time. The fire lasted for nearly two hours and destroyed over 1000 shelters and belongings of the refugees.

Eyewitnesses reported that the fire broke out at the eastern part of the camp and quickly spread to nearby shelters. The refugees tried to flee the area to escape the flames, but many were unable to save their belongings.

Fortunately, no injuries have been reported so far, but the fire has caused significant damage to the camp. The Bangladesh Fire Service rushed to the scene and were able to contain the blaze before it spread further.

Photo Credit : ARICA

The cause of the fire is not yet known, the authorities are investigating the incident, and more details are expected to emerge soon.

The Rohingya refugee crisis is one of the world’s most significant humanitarian crises, with over 1.2 million refugees living in overcrowded and squalid conditions in Cox’s Bazar. The latest fire is a stark reminder of the urgent need to address the challenges facing the refugees and provide them with better living conditions