An accidental fire destroyed around 28 Rohingya homes and two religious buildings in Buthidaung Township around 3:30PM today, eyewitnesses said.
The incident of the blaze took place in a Rohingya village called ‘Darpaing Sara’ in northern Buthidaung Township.
The two religious buildings include one Mosque and a Religious School. The villagers are said to have lost millions worth properties in the fire. Besides, three cattle got burned alive as the people were unable to find ways to save them due to the extreme blaze.
“The fire brigade, as usual, didn’t arrive in time as the fire happened to have occurred in our village and caught our homes” said a villager.
The fire is said to have started from the kitchen of a poor man’s home as he was cooking some vegetables.
Later, Buthidaung Authority arrested the man responsible for the cause of the fire.