YANGON, Myanmar – Three Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh caught fire beginning from camp No.8(W) at 4:30 PM, causing 1000 dwellings to burn down.
The people from the camps were evacuated to a safer place. The fire brigade department from Cox’s Bazar, Ramu, Tekkanat and Okiya areas worked to extinguish the huge fire.
Currently, the number of the wounded and dead is not known.
In recent years, thousands of Rohingya people from Rakhine state fled to neighboring Bangladesh because successive Myanmar governments failed to fulfill the rights of the ethnic people according to international law after Myanmar was liberated from British colonial rule.
As Myanmar’s government signed the 1960 declaration of the United Nation General Assembly, ethnic people have a right to autonomy or self-determination or independence.
By Htay Win
Photo credit Narinzara