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14 houses gutted at Rohingya camp in Teknaf

14 houses gutted at Rohingya camp in Teknaf

Cox’s Bazar, Sep 5 : A fire that broke out at a Rohingya camp in Chakmarkul area in Teknaf upazila early Wednesday burned down 14 houses.

The fire incident occurred around 3:30 am on the western block of the camp.

Locals and police doused the flame after one and half hours of frantic efforts around 5 am, said Dipankar Karmakar, sub-inspector of Whykong Police out-post.

Police said the fire might have broken out following gas cylinder explosion.

However, no casualty was reported.

Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md Rabiul Hasan said the affected people were shifted to another camp and the burnt houses will be reconstructed with the help of Non-Government Organisations (NGOs).