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Lebanon: Infant killed as fire erupts at refugee camp

A view of damaged site after a fire broke out at tent camp of Syrian refugees in Tripoli, Lebanon on 23 April 2021 [Ahmed el-Said/Anadolu Agency]
A view of damaged site after a fire broke out at tent camp of Syrian refugees in Tripoli, Lebanon on 23 April 2021 [Ahmed el-Said/Anadolu Agency]

An infant was killed and a number of people injured as fire broke out on Friday in a Syrian refugee camp in northern Lebanon, Anadolu Agency reports.

Witnesses told Anadolu Agency that the fire destroyed a large number of tents at the camp for displaced Syrians in the town of Miniyeh.

The cause of the fire remains unclear.

The witnesses said an 18-month-old baby boy died in the incident and a number of refugees sustained minor injuries.

Civil defence teams rushed to put out the fire while an investigation was launched into the incident.

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