Bangladesh fire: Probe launched into blaze that has left 12,000 homeless

Written by on March 6, 2023

Bangladesh authorities are investigating the cause of a massive fire in a Rohingya refugee camp which has left 12,000 people without shelter.

No casualties have been reported. But the blaze razed 2,000 shelters after spreading quickly through gas cylinders in kitchens, officials said.

Police are investigating if the fire was an act of sabotage. One man has been detained, local media reported.

The camp in the south-east is believed to be the world’s largest refugee camp.

Most of its residents, Rohingya refugees, had fled persecution in neighbouring Myanmar.


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