Rohingya camp gutted in Delhi's Kalindi Kunj, no casualties reported

Rohingya camp gutted in Delhi's Kalindi Kunj, no casualties reported

Troubles for Rohingya refugees continue, as while the case for their deportation is pending in the Indian Supreme Court, the Rohingya refugee camp in Delhi's Kalindi Kunj faced a massive fire on Sunday, gutting the only Rohingya camp in Delhi, leaving 228 homeless and one injured. "They took three hours to douse the flames". "Nothing could be saved - money, clothes, essential belongings or even our identity cards", said a camp resident. No casualty was reported, however, one of the residents sustained burn injuries. "Three cylinders also exploded during the rescue operation", said a police officer. "It was the first time on Saturday that the residents had started using coolers in their houses, but the wires used to carry the current could not withstand the heavy stand and could have possibly led to the fire", said the officer.

A forensic team and officials from power discom BSES visited the camp to ascertain the cause of the fire.

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He added that the residents are not sure how the fire began.

"We got information about the fire through messages going around on the college WhatsApp group". We blindly ran out to save ourselves from being singed. Efforts are underway to gather clothes, provide alternative shelter for women and children and make arrangements for food. Meanwhile, families of the Rohingyas Muslims refugees have been temporarily shifted to a nearby camp and with NGOs helping them with food and water facilities.

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