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120 Syrian refugees evacuated in Zaatari camp due to floods

By Petra - Mar 10,2014 - Last updated at Mar 10,2014

MAFRAQ — Civil Defence Department (CDD) personnel early Monday evacuated around 120 Syrian refugees living in the Zaatari Refugee Camp after rain flooded their tents, an official source said.

Mafraq CDD Director Col. Nayef Nawayseh said refugees were evacuated to a safer location, while authorities remove the water from their tents.

No injuries were reported, Nawayseh added.

Camp Director Col. Zaher Abu Shihab said 15 Syrian families were evacuated after heavy rainfall damaged their tents.

“Refugees were evacuated to international aid agency tents provided with heating, blankets and food supplies,” he added.

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