Lebanon: Infant killed as fire erupts at refugee camp

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BEIRUT

An infant was killed and a number of people injured as fire broke out on Friday in a Syrian refugee camp in northern Lebanon.

Witnesses told Anadolu Agency that the fire destroyed a large number of tents at the camp for displaced Syrians in the town of Miniyeh.

The cause of the fire remains unclear.

The witnesses said an 18-month-old baby boy died in the incident and a number of refugees sustained minor injuries.

Civil defense teams rushed to put out the fire while an investigation was launched into the incident.

*Writing by Mahmoud Barakat

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