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Fire kills child at Syrian refugee settlement in Tyre
Women stand outside burnt out tents in Deir Qanoun Ras al-Ain, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
Women stand outside burnt out tents in Deir Qanoun Ras al-Ain, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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SIDON, Lebanon: A Syrian child was killed and three other people injured Sunday in a fire at a refugee settlement in Tyre, south Lebanon.

The fire broke out at the refugee settlement in Ras al-Ain, where many displaced Syrians have taken shelter.

The National News Agency said the child victim was one and a half years old.

Civil Defense members and firefighters were able to put out the blaze and the injured were transferred to a local hospital.

The Army cordoned off the settlement and launched an investigation to determine the cause of the fire.

 
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