AUTONEWS

Migrants set fire to Lesbos, dead


Sun, 29 Sep 2019 22:04:01 +0200

ROME, SEPTEMBER 29 - Tragedy in the camp for refugees and migrants from Moria, on the Greek island of Lesbos: migrants protesting over the crowding and the dramatic conditions of the structure set fire to various points, causing violent fires. According to the Athens News Agency, which cites police sources, a woman and a child died in the flames. According to some witnesses, the dead would be three. In wounded they would be about fifteen.
The local police spokesman, Theodoros Chronopoulos, said that this afternoon a group of migrants set fire to two places, one outside the camp, the other inside.
The fires were extinguished in the afternoon. The migrants, mostly Afghans, also clashed with the police after the fire, denouncing delays in the arrival of the firefighters, which according to some guests caused the deaths. In the Moria camp there are a total of about 13,000 people: there would be room for only 3,000.