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Five feared dead in Maiduguri IDP camp fire

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Five persons including three children were feared dead when fire razed a section of Sani Abacha internally displaced persons camp in Maiduguri on Thursday.

Several other displaced persons in the camp sustained different degrees of burns.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained but a source told The Guardian that it may have been started from a kitchen in the west flank of the camp.

Firemen were able to get to the scene about 45 minutes after the fire started.

A source with an international humanitarian agency told The Guardian on Thursday that 7,457 IDPs were rendered homeless.


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