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Huge Blaze in Cox’s Bazar Rohingya Refugee Camp Destroys Thousands of Homes

HeadlineMar 06, 2023

In Bangladesh, a massive fire at a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar has left at least 12,000 Rohingya Muslims without shelter. Some 2,000 housing structures, as well as health clinics, learning centers, water distributing facilities and over two dozen mosques were destroyed by the blaze. Many refugees returned to the site today to try to salvage some of their belongings from the burnt rubble. Authorities say one person has been detained in connection with the fire, which is still under investigation. Cox’s Bazar houses over 1 million Rohingya Muslims forced to flee violent persecution in Burma beginning in 2017.

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