4 of a family killed in fire in Rohingya camp

By The Daily Star

A Rohingya woman and her three children have been killed in a fire at a Rohingya transit camp in Kutupalong of Cox’s Bazar.

The fire broke out around 9:00pm on Thursday when most of the people inside the UN-run camp in Ukhia were asleep.

Police said the fire originated from a candle inside a tent, where Rohingya refugee Abdur Rahim and his family members were sleeping.

The victims are Rahim’s wife Noor Haba, 30, their son Amin Sharif, 8, and daughters Asma Bibi, 5, and Dilshan Bibi, 12.

The victims were rushed to a nearby medical camp with severe burns, said Chailau Marma, additional superintendent of police in Cox’s Bazar, quoting camp officials.

They died in the medical camp early hours yesterday.

The family crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar’s Rasidhong area around a week ago, he added.

A committee, led by the Cox’s Bazar DC, has been formed to investigate fire, said Md Nikruzzaman, Ukhia upazila nirbahi officer.

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