28 Rohingya houses got burnt to ashes in a devastating fire at Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. RNTv reporter narrates that the houses were densely made up of bamboo and polythene in the adjoining area at the Chakmarkul makeshift camp in Teknaf. There were 14 houses containing 28 rooms to accommodate 28 families. The houses were burnt to ashes within 20-30 minutes after the fire had spread out.
According to the report, the fire broke out at night around 1:30 AM on 5th September. Though there were no casualties and loss of lives, the victim Rohingyas have to lose the little belonging they had after fleeing their homes in Arakan last year. Teknaf Police Station Officer-in-Charge Ranjeet Barua confirmed about the incident and said that immediate arrangements have been made for the victims to be rehabilitated elsewhere. The exact cause of the fire was not known.
Earlier a fire incident took lives of four Rohingya in Gumdum makeshift camp of Cox’s Bazar in January this year.