2,000 homes burnt in fire at Cox’s Bazar Rohingya camps; Rohingya youth held


Nearly 2,000 shelters were gutted in a massive fire at Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhiya upazila this afternoon (March 5).

Additional Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mohammad Shamsuddoza Noyon confirmed it.

The fire originated at block-B of Balukhali refugee camp-11 under Palongkhali union around 2:45pm and soon spread to adjacent camp-10 and 9.

Ten firefighting units brought the blaze under control around 5:10pm, said Fire Service sources.

Sheikh Mohammad Ali, officer-in-charge of Ukhiya Police Station, said police arrested a youth for his alleged involvement in the incident and were now interrogating him.

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