A massive fire broke out in Rohingya refugee camp in New Delhi have destroyed more than fifty temporary shelters leaving hundreds of Rohingya refugees homeless.
Syed Hussain, who lives in the camp, “We have about 230 people living here. We came from Myanmar in 2012 and have been living in this area since then, but now our living space has completely burnt down. At around 11:30 in the night, people created a ruckus that the fire had started, by the time we could pick up our belongings, the flames came to our hut. The flames were so strong that everything got burnt in an hour. We did not get enough time to save our belongings. Everything in the house got burnt,” told according to The Quint.
“Fifty-six shanties, housing around 270 Rohingya refugees, were gutted in the fire. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained and appropriate legal action is being taken,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast Delhi) R.P. Meena said.