Fire in a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon: 2 deaths including a child

 Fire in a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon: 2 dead including a child

EL YAMMOUNE (Lebanon) – A fire broke out in the Syrian refugee camp of El-Yammouné (eastern Lebanon) on Monday killed two Syrian refugees including a child, the vice said. Mayor of El-Yammouné, Hussein Chreif.

The fire ravaged 23 of the 70 tents of the Syrian refugee camp, killing a 46-year-old man and a child, Chreif said in a statement to the press.

"The explosion of a fuel tank in one of the tents is causing the spread of the fire," he added.

Lebanese security forces went to the scene, while the UN sent a team to the camp, deputy mayor El-Yammouné said.

A Lebanese civil defense team took charge of "extinguishing the flames (despite) the visibility difficulties due to heavy fog and smoke," said the Lebanese national news agency " NNA. "

Several fires have broken out in recent years in IDP camps in Lebanon, home to about 1.5 million Syrian refugees on its soil, of which less than one million are registered with the UN.

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