Fire in Refugee Camp Kills Three Syrian Children

Fire in Refugee Camp Kills Three Syrian Children

Enab Baladi Enab Baladi
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Blaze rips through Derik refugee camp in southern Turkey claiming three lives and injuring six others

Three Syrian children died and six others were wounded in a fire that erupted in a refugee camp in Mardin province in southern Turkey on Tuesday morning, March 29.

The Turkish Milliyet newspaper said that the incident occurred at 3 a.m. in the Derik camp, where around 10,000 people live, adding that a fire also killed a child on March 25 and burned 21 tents.

The camp is about 4 kilometers from Derik village and was established by Turkish authorities in 2014 to receive Syrians living in Hatay, Adana and Mardin provinces.

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Thousands of Syrian refugees who live in the camp, which is located in a desert area, have previously been subjected to similar incidents in which fires have burned a number of tents.

This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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