Greece: At least two dead as migrants clash with police and firefighters at camp in Lesbos

  • Written by  A.P.,Source:Voice of Europe
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At least two people have been killed after migrants in a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos set fires to housing units and clashed with police and firefighters on Sunday.

According to a report from Athens News Agency, which quoted police sources, a woman and child died as a result of the chaos and fires at the overcrowded Moria camp on the island of Lesbos.

Five others were sent to hospital for injuries suffered from the fires and fighting.

Currently, the death toll is still unclear with one migrant eyewitness saying that three people died due to the blaze which spread across six or seven housing units. 

According to police reports, the fires began around 4:45 p.m. after several migrants set fires to a housing unit in the center where the refugees live.

 

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