Iraqi Kurdistan: casualties in outbreak of fire in Syrian refugee camp


Domiz Camp for Syrian refugees, Iraqi Kurdistan. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan – A two-year-old child refugee was reported dead and two others seriously injured on Friday evening as fire broke out in one of the Syrian refugees’ tents in Domiz Camp near the city of Duhok, which is considered the largest refugee camp in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Ahmed Rafi’, a Syrian refugee based in the camp, confirmed to ARA News the death of a two-year old boy, and the injury of two others as a result of the fire.

“The injured were transferred to a hospital in Duhok city right after the incident,” said Rafi’. “The fire led to a complete burning of two tents in the camp.”

According to Iraqi Kurdistan’s Civil Defence team in Duhok province, the fire broke out when children were playing with lighters.

“Members of the Civil Defence are in the state of full readiness for any emergency in Domiz Camp,” a member of the Civil Defence team told ARA News.

Noteworthy, the camp witnessed last June a similar case of a fire which claimed the lives of 3 children from one refugee family.


Reporting by: Azad Jamkari

Source: ARA News

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