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Fire guts 14 Rohingya shanties in Teknaf

  • Published at 11:13 am September 5th, 2018
Fire-Cox's Bazar-Rohingya
Locals managed to douse the flames before the firefighters reached the scene at a Rohingya camp in Cox's Bazar on Wednesday; September 5, 2018 DhakaTribune

No casualties have been reported

A fire has gutted 14 shanties of a Rohingya camp in Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf upazila. 

No casualties have been reported in connection to Wednesday morning’s incident. 

The fire originated from a gas cylinder in a Rohingya house in the camp located in the Chakmarkul area—according to Teknaf police station’s OC Ranjit Kumar Barua, quoting locals. 

 Locals managed to douse the flames before the firefighters reached the scene, he said. 

The authorities concerned have assured that they will assist the affected Rohingya families, the OC added.