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Refugee death toll rises to 35

2,300 homeless, more than 100 injured as horror unfolds

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MAE HONG SON - The death toll from the inferno on Friday at a refugee camp in Mae Hong Son's Khun Yuam district has climbed to 35 with one missing as authorities investigate the cause of the fire. 

All that was left of the Mae Surin refugee camp on Saturday after Friday night's blaze that killed at least 35.

Pol Lt Col Decha Phaohom, an investigator with Khun Yuam district police station, said witnesses saw embers being blown by the wind land on the roof of a refugee house which caught fire andquickly spread to other houses.

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