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BNP demands prompt probe into Rohingya camp fire

BNP on Tuesday demanded a speedy investigation into the deadly fire incident in Cox’s Bazar Rohingya camp.

In a statement, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir also urged the government to make public the investigation report as early as possible.

He also urged the government to take effective steps quickly for sending Rohingyas to their motherland in Myanmar.

Fakhrul called upon the government and international organisations to come forward with necessary cooperation for the rehabilitation of the fire-affected people who are now staying under the open sky losing their homes and valuables.

He slammed the government for what he said its failure to take any visible step over the last three and a half years to repatriate Rohingyas who left Myanmar in the face of persecution and mass killing.

The BNP leader expressed deep shock and sorrow over the casualties in the fire incident.

He prayed for the salvation of those who died in fire and conveyed sympathy to those who received burn injuries and loss valuables in the fire.

Meanwhile, the bodies of 11 people, including that of three women and two children, were retrieved from the debris after a fire swept through Balukhali Rohingya camp in Ukhiya upazila of Cox’s Bazar district on Monday.

Some 9,300 shanties, 136 learning centers and a police barrack were burnt into ashes, affecting over 45,000 people by the fire.

Source: United News of Bangladesh