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Hearth breaks out at Greece’s largest migrant camp, Moria, on Lesbos


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Refugees and migrants carrying their belongings are silhouetted as they flee the fire in Moria in Lesbos on 9 September 2020

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picture captionFolks had been seen fleeing the camp with their belongings

Hearth has damaged out at Greece’s largest migrant camp, the overcrowded Moria facility on the island of Lesbos.

Migrants had been being evacuated. There have been no quick reviews of casualties as some 25 firefighters with 10 engines battled the flames.

One eyewitness stated the principle compound, in addition to makeshift shelters in a close-by olive grove, had been ablaze.

Moria is residence to almost 13,000 individuals, greater than 4 occasions the quantity it could formally maintain.

The camp was positioned beneath quarantine final week after a migrant examined optimistic for the coronavirus. There at the moment are 35 confirmed circumstances.

Greek information company ANA stated the fires had damaged out after a few of the 35 had refused to maneuver into isolation with their households, however that is unconfirmed.

An AFP photographer stated migrants fleeing the hearth had been being blocked by police automobiles from heading to the port city of Mytilene.

The refugee help group Stand by Me Lesvos stated it had heard reviews of some locals attacking and stopping migrants from passing by a close-by village.

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