A blaze at Kyein-Ne-Pyin refugee camp in Pauktaw Township, Arakan State left about 450 people from 106 households homeless according to U Kyaw Soe Lwin the township administrator.
He said: “On 23rd January at about 3.30pm fire broke out and it stopped at 4.30pm. Ten hostels which each had eight rooms were gone. The fire was due to negligence and was started by someone cooking.”
The fire started in refugee Aduh Chobby’s home.
U Kyaw Soe Lwin said: “The Fire department estimated that the fire caused about 8 million kyats worth of damage. We are now taking action against Aduh Chobby.”
The authorities have made temporary shelters for those whose accommodation was burnt down. They are also supporting them with food such as rice, oil and salt as well as shelters and blankets.
Two state ministers and state government officials brought aid to the survivors and told them they had their support.
Translated by Aung Myat Soe English version written by Mark Inkey for BNI
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