Cox's Bazar [Bangladesh], Jan 13 (ANI): Four Rohingyas, including three children and a woman, were killed in a fire at an UN-run transit camp in southeastern Bangladesh's Ukhiya upazila near Cox's Bazar on Friday night.
Cox's Bazar's Additional Superintendent of Police Afruzul Haque Tutul said, "The fire, which broke out at around 3:30 am late on Friday, from a candle in their tent at the camp, also left three others injured.
When they were rushed to a Red Crescent field hospital, the four of them succumbed to their injuries and the remaining three people are recovering.
Rohingyas are a Muslim minority ethnic group in Myanmar. They have been regarded by many majority Buddhists as illegal migrants from Bangladesh. Also, they have been long persecuted by the Buddhists and the security forces.
The United Nations has called the violence against civilians 'ethnic cleansing', but the Myanmarese Government rejected the claims. (ANI)