Fire burns 29 houses in Rohingya camp...

Fire burns 29 houses in Rohingya camp

 Cox`s Bazar Correspondent

 Published: 10:42 AM, 18 January 2022   Updated: 10:44 AM, 18 January 2022

Fire service brought the fire under control

Fire service brought the fire under control

This time, 29 houses of Rohingyas were burnt in a fire at Camp No. 5 of Ukhiya in Cox's Bazar on Tuesday morning.

Four units of the fire service brought the fire under control after trying for two and a half hours. Earlier, a fire broke out in the G/2 block of Iranian hill at Camp-5 around 2pm on Monday.

SP Naimul Haque, the commander of the 14th Armed Police Battalion, said 29 houses in the two blocks were gutted in the blaze. However, no casualties were reported. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Earlier, on January 9, a fire at a refugee camp called Shafiullah Kata in Ukhiya burned about 600 houses and left more than 3,000 people homeless.

Similarly, on January 2, a fire broke out at coronavirus Hospital run by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) at Camp 20, Balukhali in Ukhyia. Although no one was injured, 16 cabins of the hospital's isolation center were set on fire.

Earlier, on March 22 last year, 12 Rohingyas were killed in another horrific fire at Balukhali in Ukhia. More than 10 thousand houses were burnt in the fire.