After blaze turns homes to ash, local residents help victims pick up pieces, rebuild lives


After blaze turns homes to ash, local residents help victims pick up pieces, rebuild lives

Since the Saturday late night when a blaze turned homes of Rohingya refugees to ash, the area has seen rise in visitors.

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Local leaders, activists and NGO people have been landing there to lend all help including clothes, food, small gas stove to other things.

As the fire spread, residents ran for their lives least bothered about their belongings in the shanties which too within minutes were gutted.

“We had no work during the pandemic and were just doing menial jobs here and there to get by. Now with this devastation, we have to start anew,” Abdul and Shabbir, another refugee, who rushed to the spot, told Millennium Post. “There was utter chaos when we reached the area. People somehow managed to save themselves.”

Many activists and NGO representatives provided aid to the impoverished. For the last two days there has help has been pouring in for the residents hit hard by the blaze, said a netizen, who found several such videos on the social media of people providing help to the needy.