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Greece: Refugees homeless after fire breaks out in Moria camp02:33

Greece: Refugees homeless after fire breaks out in Moria camp

Greece, Moira
September 20, 2016 at 16:11 GMT -00:00 · Published

Refugees and migrants were left stranded outside Moria detention centre on the island of Lesbos, Tuesday, after a fire broke out the night before.

No casualties have been reported however a significant proportion of the camp, which housed some 5,600 refugees, has been destroyed. Around 4,000 people were evacuated following the fire.

The cause of the fire is currently being investigated. One refugee recounted that the blaze erupted shortly after a fighting between migrants staying at the camp.

On Monday, hundreds of local residents, including members of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party, marched through Mytilene demanding the evacuation of the detention centres, which have well exceeded the number of residents they are able to accommodate.

Greece: Refugees homeless after fire breaks out in Moria camp02:33
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Refugees and migrants were left stranded outside Moria detention centre on the island of Lesbos, Tuesday, after a fire broke out the night before.

No casualties have been reported however a significant proportion of the camp, which housed some 5,600 refugees, has been destroyed. Around 4,000 people were evacuated following the fire.

The cause of the fire is currently being investigated. One refugee recounted that the blaze erupted shortly after a fighting between migrants staying at the camp.

On Monday, hundreds of local residents, including members of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party, marched through Mytilene demanding the evacuation of the detention centres, which have well exceeded the number of residents they are able to accommodate.

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