5 Iraqi refugees burnt to death in Fallujah

A heater was blamed for the fire at al-Markazi refugee camp

5 Iraqi refugees burnt to death in Fallujah

World Bulletin / News Desk

Five refugees from the same family were burnt to death on Wednesday in Fallujah in western Iraq, according to a local police officer. 

Captain Ahmed al-Duleimi said the refugees died when their tent caught fire at al-Markazi refugee camp, south of Fallujah. 

“A father, his wife and three children were killed in the accident,” he said. 

He said a heather had caused the blaze.

Iraq has suffered a devastating security vacuum since mid-2014, when ISIL extremist group captured the northern city of Mosul – now the subject of a large offensive to retake it – and overran large swathes of territory in the northern and western parts of the country. 

According to the UN, more than 3.4 million people are now displaced in Iraq – more than half of them children – while more than 10 million are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.

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