World News Within two hours the flames destroyed 1,200 shelters in one of the world’s biggest settlements
Massive fire sweeps through Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, destroying hundreds of homes, according to officials and witnesses, though there were no immediate reports of casualties. A Rohingya refugee said “Everything is gone. Many are without homes”#RohingyaRefugeepic.twitter.com/saZtc6FCt7
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It is not the first time that fires have ripped through camps housing the minority Muslim ethnic group, many of whom escaped neighboring Myanmar to avoid persecution in the wake of the 2017 military crackdown, which left some 10,000 Rohingya dead, according to Doctors Without Borders.In March last year, another fire claimed the lives of 15 refugees and left 50,000 homeless in Bangladesh border camps which house around 850,000 people and are considered to be one of the largest refugee settlements in the world.