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Fire Kills 3 in Market Near Rohingya Camp in Bangladesh, Over 20 Shops Destroyed

Volunteers from aid agencies rebuild shelters for Rohingya refugees who lost their dwellings to a devastating fire at Balukhali camp at Ukhiya in Cox's Bazar district, Bangladesh, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. (AP Photo)

Volunteers from aid agencies rebuild shelters for Rohingya refugees who lost their dwellings to a devastating fire at Balukhali camp at Ukhiya in Cox's Bazar district, Bangladesh, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. (AP Photo)

Local police chief Ahmed Sanjur Morshed said they recovered the bodies from the debris after it took firefighters several hours to bring the blaze under control.

A fire on Friday destroyed more than 20 shops in a makeshift market near a Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh, leaving at least three people dead, police and witnesses said.

Local police chief Ahmed Sanjur Morshed said they recovered the bodies from the debris after it took firefighters several hours to bring the blaze under control.

The fire broke out early Friday when residents of the sprawling Kutupalong camp for Myanmar’s Rohingya refugees were asleep.

Sayedul Mustafa, the owner of a shop, confirmed the dead were his staff.

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It was not clear how the fire began. It came after another devastating fire last month in the camp left 15 people dead, 560 others hurt and about 45,000 homeless.