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01:01 PM, May 17, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:21 PM, May 17, 2020

Second fire this week at Rohingya camp

Over a hundred makeshift households, some NGO run primary schools and a health centre were gutted by fire at Kutupalang Rohingya camp in Ukhia of Cox's Bazar early today. This is the second fire in less than a week that occurred in the cramped Rohingya settlements.

The fire broke out at refugee camp number 5 around 1:00am, our Cox's Bazar correspondent reports, quoting fire service officials in Ukhia.

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Fire fighters were able to control the fire after an hour and half of frantic effort, said Mohammad Emdadul Islam, station officer of Ukhia fire service.

The fire originated from a gas cylinder, he said.

The fire spread rapidly as the camp is densely populated, the fire service official said.

This incident happened just four days after a devastating fire at Lambasia area of the same camp that burnt down over 100 makeshift houses.

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