Resettlement longhouse in Bakun up in smoke

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Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department, in its latest updates, said firefighters had rushed to the site located about 200km from the nearest town of Bintulu.

It is not known yet how many families are affected or the cause of the fire that happened at about 11.30am.

Uma Bakung is one of 15 resettlement longhouses built in 1996 to house the 10,000 Bakun people who were uprooted due to the construction of the mega-dam.

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