A fire at an overcrowded refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos has sparked riots. The charred remains of an Afghan women were found after the blaze.
Over 13,000 people are crammed into the compound, which has only facilities for 3,000.
“The situation was totally out of control,” said the local police chief, Vasillis Rodopoulos, describing the riot. “Their behaviour was very aggressive, they wouldn’t let the fire engines pass to put out the blaze, and for the first time they were shouting: kill police.”
Riots have increased calls for refugees to be moved to the mainland.
Many islands in the Mediterranean close to Turkey has seen a sharpe rise in migrants desperate to reach Europe.
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