Massive fire at Rohingya camp in Delhi

Fire destroys Delhi's only Rohingya camp, no casualties reported

Fire destroys Delhi's only Rohingya camp, no casualties reported

After a major fire broke out at Rohingya camp near Delhi's Kalindi Kunj Metro Station, the refugees have been shifted to the nearby ground and were provided help by the Non-Government Organisations (NGO) and the locals. No one was killed or injured in the incident, except one resident of the camp who received minor burn injuries oh his hand.

Around 50 shanties, housing Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh, were burnt to ashes. All the Rohingya occupants of the camp have been moved safely to a temporary settlement, police said. About 230 people were staying in the camp.

The Indian Express reported that Delhi Fire Services (DFS) received a call at about 3.38 am from Kanchan Kunj in Madanpur Khadar after which 11 fire tenders were pressed into service. "Three cylinders also exploded during the rescue operation", said a police officer. "We have also lost all our articles including refugee cards and money as the fire spread very quickly". Many people were sleeping when the fire broke out, however all were rescued on time", said Shakir."We don't know how fire broke out.