11 tents were burned at Yazidis refugee camp in Duhok – reporter

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — flame broke out at a displacement camp in Zakho district of Duhok province, 11 tents were burned as the result, and the fire is still ongoing, Esta’s correspondent reported on Thursday.   

Esta’s reporter in Duhok said the fire erupted in Bajid Kandala camp for displaced people from Sinjara in Zakho so far no clue is available regarding the casualties.

Civil defense teams have arrived at the fire incident, yet the fire has not been controlled due to its strong blaze, said the reporter.

Bajid Kandala was built in 2014 for Yazidis displaced after Islamic State (ISIS) militants took over Sinjar. It hosts about 5,000 Yazidi families.

Refugee camps in Duhok have been set on fire several times, from January up to this point at least four fire break-out incidents recorded.

Earlier in April, a fire that broke out at Chamshko displacement camp killed a 27-year-old-man and wounded seven others.

In March, at least three tents were destroyed and two others seriously damaged at Chamshko camp due to a fire outbreak. While in January, a six-year-old girl was killed in a fire that broke out at Esyan displacement camp in Sheikhan district.

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