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BEIRUT (Reuters) - A fire killed a girl at a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley overnight, a medical source said, the second lethal fire in a Syrian refugee camp in that area within three days.

On Sunday, a big fire destroyed a Syrian refugee camp in another area of the Bekaa Valley, also killing one person. Initial reports indicated that fire was caused by a cooking stove.

Lebanon is hosting at least 1 million registered Syrian refugees, many of them living in tented settlements scattered around the country. The government says that in total there are about 1.5 million Syrians in Lebanon.

(Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Louise Ireland)

Reuters