Fire breaks out at refugee centre on Greek island of Lesbos

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Κυριακή, 8 Μαρτίου 2020
Fire breaks out at refugee centre on Greek island of Lesbos

Author: theguardian.com | 9 March 2020

A fire at a refugee centre on the Greek island of Lesbos has caused considerable damage to a warehouse but no injuries, Greece’s fire service said.

It was the second fire at an installation built for migrants, after unknown perpetrators burned down a reception centre last Monday. The warehouse, which contained furniture and electrical appliances, was completely destroyed, a fire service spokesman said.

The blaze on Sunday came during a tense standoff between between Turkey and the EU over who is responsible for the millions of migrants and refugees on Turkish territory and the thousands who have massed at the Greek border.

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