Mass brawl in refugee camp on Lesvos - 30 tents set on fire

Mass brawl in refugee camp on Lesvos - 30 tents set on fire
Dozens of people have been injured and hundreds were evacuated during a mass brawl in the main reception camp for refugees and migrants on the Greek island of Lesvos.

Nearly 30 tents were were set on fire during the unrest, and three people are so severely injured that they are hospitalized.

Two of them with serious head injuries.

Many of the evacuees are families with children. The fight involved people from Pakistan and Afghanistan, said a local police source. Two of those hospitalized are from Pakistan, while the third is an Afghan, said an AFP journalist on the scene.

Greek authorities have so far refused to comment on the matter.

Before the fight, nearly 3,000 people were accommodated in the camp, most of them are asylum seekers hoping to avoid being deported back to Turkey as a result of the agreement that the EU has signed with the Turkish authorities.

Nearly a thousand of them are now placed at fields nearby, or they have been accommodated in other camps at the former holiday paradise.

According to Lesvos' mayor, Spyros Galinos, migrants and refugees get increasingly worse conditions as time passes.

Burning down their own tents surely helps.

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