Thirteen migrants detained after second fire breaks out in Greek migrant camp

Thirteen migrants detained after second fire breaks out in Greek migrant camp

Thirteen people have been detained on the Greek island of Samos after a fire threatened the local migrant camp, police said Wednesday, days after another blaze destroyed Europe's largest migrant camp on Lesbos.

"We are examining the possible participation of these suspects in the incident," a Samos police source told AFP.

The detainment came after a  fire broke out in the forested area near the Samos migration camp on Tuesday late night. Firefighters were rushed to the spot, who brought it under control within hours.

The news of this fire came a few days after a massive fire broke out in Europe's largest migrant camp, Moria camp, on Lesbos island in Greece, leaving nearly 12,000 people homeless. 

Several European nations have come ahead to provide aid to the thousands of migrants who were seeing carrying their luggage out of the burning camps.

Source: AFP

 

Published on: Sep 16, 2020 13:19:25

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