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Karen victims of refugee fire laid to rest

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MAE HONG SON - A solemn and simple Christian funeral ceremony was held on Monday as the victims of the Ban Mae Surin refugee camp fire were laid to rest. 

Karen refugees from Myanmar attend a Christian funeral ceremony held as the victims of the Ban Mae Surin refugee camp fire were laid to rest on Monday in Khun Yuam district, Mae Hong Son. (Photo by Thiti Wannamontha)

Thirty-six bodies were buried near the camp in Khun Yuam district, which was devastated by a fire on Friday, leaving more than 2,000 Karen people homeless and left to live in temporary shelters. More than 100 of the refugees who survived the fire had burns and related injuries.

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