At least one person fell victim to the fire that broke out in the camp of Syrian refugees in Lebanon’s Bekaa valley. Another six people were injured. The camp is completely destroyed.
According to representatives of fire protection, from the tents remained only ashes, and the fire was such force that melted and the metal structure. Remained only the toilets located on the outskirts of the camp.
According to the preliminary version, the cause of the fire was a short circuit caused by high load on the grid in extremely hot weather. In the camp lived the 97 families who were left homeless and without property.
According to official figures, since the beginning of the civil war in Syria, Lebanon received nearly a million Syrian refugees. As a result, the population has grown by 20%.
Two days ago, the Lebanese army launched a counter-terrorist operation in the camps of Syrian refugees. Were arrested about 400 people. Commanders claimed that the militants are preparing attacks against the Syrians.