Fire at Nu Po refugee camp

Fire at Nu Po refugee camp

Fire races through homes at Nu Po refugee camp in Umphang district of Tak on Monday afternoon. (Photo from @Disaster_TH Twitter account)
Fire races through homes at Nu Po refugee camp in Umphang district of Tak on Monday afternoon. (Photo from @Disaster_TH Twitter account)

A fire at the Nu Po refugee camp in Umphang district of Tak province destroyed at least 30 houses on Monday.

The Tambon Mae Chan Municipality reported the fire broke out about 1.50pm, and at least 30 homes had been gutted by the flames.

Fire engine crews were at the scene, working to contain the blaze.

The camp houses some 9,000 refugees from Myanmar, more than 80% of them ethnic Karen/Kayin, according to the Border Consortium.


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