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Six Rohingya Refugees Die in Mass Flooding at Cox’s Bazar Refugee Camp

HeadlineJul 27, 2021

In Bangladesh, torrential rain has caused widespread flooding in Cox’s Bazar, the world’s largest refugee camp. It houses nearly 900,000 Rohingya refugees who fled violence and persecution in Burma. At least five refugees have died in landslides. A child was also killed after being swept away by flooding. Several others were injured. This comes as COVID-19 cases are spiking in Bangladesh. On Monday, the government recorded over 15,000 new infections and nearly 250 deaths — both the highest one-day totals since the pandemic began.

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