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Tens of thousands flee ‘massive fire’ at Rohingya camp in Bangladesh

Several people are feared dead and tens of thousands have fled a huge blaze engulfing Rohingya refugee camps in southeastern Bangladesh - in the third fire to hit the settlements in four days.

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