File - Motorists drive on the highway leading to Barr Elias and Kamed al-Loz, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Two Syrian toddlers die in Bekaa Valley after fire in homeTwo Syrian toddlers died of asphyxiation over the weekend after a fire broke out in their home in the Bekaa Valley town of Barr Elias, the latest in a series of deadly incidents involving refugee children.Not very far away from Barr Elias, two fires erupted in separate Syrian refugee camps in the village of Kamed al-Loz in the Western Bekaa.On top of the economic difficulties they are faced with, winter – especially in the Bekaa Valley and the mountainous north – brings a whole new set of challenges as families struggle to keep warm with what little they have.Last month, two newborn Syrian babies died from hypothermia in their home on the rugged outskirts of the Lebanese border town of Arsal.
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