Moria migrants: Fire destroys Greece's camp on Lesbos

09/09/2020 11:13

Moria migrants: Fire destroys Greece's camp on Lesbos


Fire has destroyed Greece's largest migrant camp, the overcrowded Moria facility on the island of Lesbos.

About 25 firefighters with 10 engines battled the flames as migrants were evacuated. Some suffered injuries due to smoke exposure.

Reports say migrants protesting against coronavirus rules may have started the fire, though this is unconfirmed.

Moria is home to nearly 13,000 people, more than four times the number it can officially hold.

Lesbos deputy governor Aris Hatzikomninos reportedly told local radio that the camp had been "completely destroyed".

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will hold an emergency meeting on the fire at 09:30 local time (06:30 GMT).


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