Fire at Ohn Taw Chay village IDP camp in Sittway kills six

2 72Six people, including one man and five women, died in a fire broke out at Ohn Taw Chay Village IDP camp, Say Tha Mar village-tract in Sittway,
Rakhine State at 11:30 pm on 18 October.
The fire started through a spark from the kitchen of Room-1 of Nau Hsu Hmyar in Building No.12 at the camp and destroyed 15 buildings.
Police from Hmansi Police Station, firefighters Sittway township fire brigade and local people put out the fire and it was put under control about one and half hours later.
About 822 fire victims from 141 households are relocated to other relief camps.
State Ministers U Aung Kyaw Zan and U Win Myint, departmental officials, search and rescue teams encouraged the victims and provided them with aid.
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement provided Ks 300,000 each to families of the six deceased victims and household utensils to 141 households. —Kyaw Thu Win, Aung Ye Thwin

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