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35 die in fire at Karen refugee camp

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MAE HONG SON: Rescue workers picked through the ashes of hundreds of shelters on Saturday after a ferocious blaze swept through a camp for Karen refugees in Mae Hong Son, killing 35 people. 

Around 100 people were injured in the fire that broke out Friday night at the Mae Surin camp, provincial governor Narumol Paravat told AFP by telephone, giving a reduced toll from the 45 dead previously stated.

"The final death toll is 35. There was confusion in the body count," she said. Some earlier reports had put the number killed at as many as 62.

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