Another Fire Disaster at Bhutanese Refugee Camps

A devastating fire swept through the Goldhap camp in eastern Nepal on Tuesday 22nd March leaving thousands of refugees homeless. About 8,000 people left homeless destroying almost 90 percent of the camp buildings.
“The fire started at around 7:30 A.M”, the camp resident reported. The cause of the rage, which swept quickly through the camp’s closely packed bamboo huts, is suggested as it was an accident.
Even though there were no serious casualties, people could save their lives only. “We have lost everything including important documents, property…. except our lives”, said one of the casualties.
Meanwhile about 300 huts turned into ashes at Sanischare camp. Local resident reported that fire started at 2:30 PM from B/2 64 hut.
When the fire broke out, refugees and fire brigades battled for hours to bring the fire under control. The homeless refugees found shelter under trees, with locals or in the few buildings left unscathed, including the camp school, the clinic, an emergency communal shelter and some huts.

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