An outbreak of fire caused by the sparks of a cigarette destroyed 12 shops in junction market of Zin Paing Nyar village, Maungdaw north on April 16, a villager Rshed from the locality.
The incident occurred in the afternoon, with the fire breaking out at the petrol shop owned by Sultan Husain (25), hailed from Doe Tan village, he more added.
The fire quickly flared out of control and spread to the shops nearby. The fire destroyed a total of 12 shops with the losses of many goods, a relative of one of the fire victims Zaman said.
The police have filed charges against Sultan Hussain.
The Rohingya people are unlucky because during the Burmese security forces’ crackdown after October 2016, thousands of houses, mosques and madras had been burnt down into ashes and now the shops of Rohingya people are being destroyed by incidentally, said Malu from the village.