A video of a settlement engulfed in a fire has been shared with the claim that the incident took place in Tripura. The state had recently witnessed communal riots where Muslim properties and shops were vandalised and set ablaze. The post below has over 1 lakh shares.
💥திரிபுரா 😭😭😭 அல்லாஹ் எங்களுக்கு போதுமானவன்..
Posted by Mohamed Mubeen on Saturday, 30 October 2021
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Old video of fire in Bangladeshi Rohingya camp
We found that the same video was shared in March with the claim that a fire had broken out in a Rohingya camp in Bangladesh.
Fire break out at Rohingya camp in Bangladesh.
A huge fire swept through Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh on Monday, destroying thousands of homes, officials and witnesses said. (On 22.03.2021)
Posted by ABC on Tuesday, 23 March 2021
According to an Al Jazeera report from March 23, “At least 15 people have been killed and thousands left homeless after a major fire at a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh. It swept through the Balukhali camp in Cox’s Bazar.”
Al Jazeera also reported, “Witnesses at the camp said the fire started at about 3:30pm (10:30 GMT). Some said they believed it started from a liquefied petroleum gas cylinder explosion, though this has not yet been confirmed.”
“We still have 400 people unaccounted for, maybe somewhere in the rubble,” UNHCR’s Johannes Van der Klaauw, who joined a Geneva briefing virtually from Dhaka, Bangladesh was quoted by BBC.
Similar visuals were posted by other media outlets and journalists.
WATCH: A large fire tore through a Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh on Monday, killing 15 and displacing at least 45,000 more. https://t.co/592AYC3bK5 pic.twitter.com/DQYve2wl2R
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 23, 2021
A terrible fire has swept the Rohingya camps in #Bangladesh – aid workers saying it’s the largest there yet. Refugees say people have been killed & thousands of homes destroyed. The fire continues to blaze tonight. Video by Rohingya Right Team/MD Arakani via @Reuters. pic.twitter.com/0ZcSxrTEXH
— Poppy McPherson (@poppymcp) March 22, 2021
Thus the video is from Bangladesh, not Tripura.
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