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Fire outbreak kills six at Rann IDP camp

Fire outbreak kills six at Rann IDP camp
March 27
22:59 2018
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About six internally displaced persons were killed while others sustained injuries in a fire outbreak at a camp in Rann, Borno state.

Many of the IDPs lost their belongings in the outbreak. The cause of the inferno is unknown.

Goni Gajiram, an IDP, told TheCable that the incident occurred around 2:45pm on Tuesday.

Burnt food

He lamented that more than 4,000 IDPs were affected.

Bashir Garga, north-east coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), told NAN that the deceased included three women and three children.

He said some animals were also killed in the inferno.

The coordinator said the agency in collaboration with some aid organisations assisted the victims with shelter and evacuated carcasses of the animals to guard against outbreak of diseases.

 

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