WORLD Fire hits overcrowded Greek refugee camp

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Fire hits overcrowded Greek refugee camp

Xinhua

21:48, September 09, 2020

Photo taken on Sept. 9, 2020 shows the site after a fire broke out at refugee and migrants camp Moria, on the northeastern Aegean Sea island of Lesvos, Greece. A large fire broke out at Greece's largest refugee and migrants camp Moria in the early hours of Wednesday, Greek national news agency AMNA reported. The fire has spread throughout the reception center. Authorities have announced that 35 refugees had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and some of them refused to get into quarantine with their families, according to the report. No injuries have been reported so far. The overflowing camp hosted some 12,700 people with a capacity of 2,757, according to the latest official data provided by the Greek government. (Photo by Panagiotis Balaskas/Xinhua)

Smoke rises from the shelters during a large fire at refugee and migrants camp Moria, on the northeastern Aegean Sea island of Lesvos, Greece, on Sept. 9, 2020. A large fire broke out at Greece's largest refugee and migrants camp Moria in the early hours of Wednesday, Greek national news agency AMNA reported. The fire has spread throughout the reception center. Authorities have announced that 35 refugees had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and some of them refused to get into quarantine with their families, according to the report. No injuries have been reported so far. The overflowing camp hosted some 12,700 people with a capacity of 2,757, according to the latest official data provided by the Greek government. (Photo by Panagiotis Balaskas/Xinhua)

Photo taken on Sept. 9, 2020 shows the site after a fire broke out at refugee and migrants camp Moria, on the northeastern Aegean Sea island of Lesvos, Greece. A large fire broke out at Greece's largest refugee and migrants camp Moria in the early hours of Wednesday, Greek national news agency AMNA reported. The fire has spread throughout the reception center. Authorities have announced that 35 refugees had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and some of them refused to get into quarantine with their families, according to the report. No injuries have been reported so far. The overflowing camp hosted some 12,700 people with a capacity of 2,757, according to the latest official data provided by the Greek government. (Photo by Panagiotis Balaskas/Xinhua)

Migrants and refugees rest on a road following a large fire at refugee and migrants camp Moria, on the northeastern Aegean Sea island of Lesvos, Greece, on Sept. 9, 2020. A large fire broke out at Greece's largest refugee and migrants camp Moria in the early hours of Wednesday, Greek national news agency AMNA reported. The fire has spread throughout the reception center. Authorities have announced that 35 refugees had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and some of them refused to get into quarantine with their families, according to the report. No injuries have been reported so far. The overflowing camp hosted some 12,700 people with a capacity of 2,757, according to the latest official data provided by the Greek government. (Photo by Panagiotis Balaskas/Xinhua)

Photo taken on Sept. 9, 2020 shows the site after a fire broke out at refugee and migrants camp Moria, on the northeastern Aegean Sea island of Lesvos, Greece. A large fire broke out at Greece's largest refugee and migrants camp Moria in the early hours of Wednesday, Greek national news agency AMNA reported. The fire has spread throughout the reception center. Authorities have announced that 35 refugees had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and some of them refused to get into quarantine with their families, according to the report. No injuries have been reported so far. The overflowing camp hosted some 12,700 people with a capacity of 2,757, according to the latest official data provided by the Greek government. (Photo by Panagiotis Balaskas/Xinhua)

Photo taken on Sept. 9, 2020 shows the site after a fire broke out at refugee and migrants camp Moria, on the northeastern Aegean Sea island of Lesvos, Greece. A large fire broke out at Greece's largest refugee and migrants camp Moria in the early hours of Wednesday, Greek national news agency AMNA reported. The fire has spread throughout the reception center. Authorities have announced that 35 refugees had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and some of them refused to get into quarantine with their families, according to the report. No injuries have been reported so far. The overflowing camp hosted some 12,700 people with a capacity of 2,757, according to the latest official data provided by the Greek government. (Photo by Panagiotis Balaskas/Xinhua)

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