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Rohingya left homeless after fire destroys Delhi refugee camp

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MORE than 230 Rohingya refugees have been left homeless after a massive fire destroyed their camp in Delhi, India. While no casualties have been reported, the residents reportedly left behind all their belongings including identity cards and documents needed for repatriation.

According to Times of India, the fire broke out at about 3 am on Sunday due to a short circuit, and raged for three hours before being extinguished by fire services. The fire quickly spread across the 47 homes destroying everything in the makeshift camp in which shelters are predominantly made from plastic sheets and asbestos.

One resident told of how quickly the temporary shelters burned, giving people only enough time to wake their family members.

#Rohingya camp in Delhi reduced to ashes last night. No injuries but they left with nothing.........

© Asian Correspondent