A Rohingya camp in South East Delhi’s Kalindi Kunj area was razed to the ground after a massive fire broke out early on Sunday. No casualties were reported.
The fire broke out around 3.30 am and spread to the entire camp within 15 minutes. Clothes, documents and other belongings were all charred. “Ten fire tenders were sent to the spot,” an official of the fire department told Scroll.in.
The cause of the blaze is not known yet, but it appears as though it spread from the extreme right corner of the camp. It took firefighters more than two hours to douse the flames, officials said.
An NGO had set up the Rohingya camp in Delhi’s Kalindi Kunj locality in 2012 on a 150-odd sqm plot it owns. Forty-six Rohingya families – 226 people – lived in the settlement, which is the only Rohingya camp in the city. The families have been moved to a temporary camp set up in the area.