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Inter-ethnic brawl between 150 refugees at Samos camp in Greece leads to blaze and arrests
The Greek island of Samos has seen inter-ethnic clashes between groups of migrants break out at a detention camp, resulting in 25 arrests and six people injured, police said. The scuffles involved Afghan, Syrian and Pakistani migrants.
The camp on the Aegean Sea island currently contains 1,100 people, including families with children.
According to local police speaking to Kathimerini newspaper, clashes have broken out on Samos between rival ethnic groups. Two barracks were set on fire, leading to the police getting involved, followed by firefighters.
The people taken to the hospital at Samos were “a precaution,” police told AFP.
"We're surprised because the atmosphere here is usually quite calm," said Dimitris Vouros, of the charity Metatarsi, who works at the camp.
The situation comes just one day after similar fighting broke out on the island of Lesvos, just north of Samos, which led to three participants hospitalized, 70 injured and 300 left without shelter after tents were set ablaze. The exact figures of injured are disputed there, but the number of evacuees was in the hundreds, AFP correspondents said.
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