Desperate Rohingya refugees tackle huge blaze in Cox’s Bazar camps

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    A huge fire swept through a Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh, destroying thousands of homes and killing several people in the worst blaze to hit the settlement in recent years. Dramatic footage shows refugee camp residents trying to extinguish the spreading fire with buckets of water. Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar said many homes were burned down and several people had died, but neither the authorities nor the UNHCR could confirm the number of deaths. The cause of the blaze has not been established

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    Bangladesh, officially the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, is a country in South Asia. It is the eighth-most populous country in the world, with a population exceeding 162 million people.

    Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world.

    Dhaka, the capital and largest city, is the nation’s economic, political, and cultural hub. Chittagong, the largest seaport, is the second-largest city.

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