At least 1 killed af­ter mi­grants set fires at camp in Greece

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ATHENS, Greece — Mi­grants protest­ing at an over­crowded camp on the Greek is­land of Les­bos set fires and clashed with po­lice Sun­day, killing at least one per­son, au­thor­i­ties said.

A burned body was brought to a lo­cal hospi­tal and there is in­for­ma­tion about an un­con­firmed sec­ond death, po­lice said. The pro­test­ers were de­mand­ing to be trans­ferred to the Greek main­land.

UNHCR Greece later tweeted that “we learned with deep sad­ness that the lives of a woman and a child were lost in a fire on (Les­bos) to­day.”

A po­lice spokesman said mi­grants set a blaze at an olive grove out­side the camp and, min­utes later, in­side the camp. Both fires were later ex­tin­guished.

About 12,000 mi­grants, most of them Afghans, are housed in a space de­signed for 3,000.

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