Pictures Update: Thousands Fled As Huge Fire Tore Moira Camp

Refugees and migrants carry their belongings as they flee from a fire burning at the Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece.

The refugees in the Moira camp, fled as fire tore the camp, on Greece’s island of Lesbos. This happened on Tuesday in the midnight, fire brigade officials said.

According to report, on early Wednesday morning, almost every refugees had been reduced to a smouldering, mangled mass of burned shelters, with a few people searching the debris for their possessions.

However, no reports of fatalities and injury, but the fire burned the tents and containers refugees.

Fires broke out at different locations in the sprawling camp after authorities tried to isolate some individuals who tested positive for coronavirus.

All the refugees are still at national road towards Mytilini, while the fire is still raging the camp. These people are sleeping left and right in the fields,” Panagiotis Deligiannis, a witness from Moria, report the situation.

At least 25 firefighters on 10 engines, aided by police, battled the flames both inside and outside the facility, the fire brigade said, adding that the firefighters had been pushed back by camp residents during their efforts.

People were seen leaving the camp, carrying their belongings.

But the situation was totally out of control as they were trying every means to stop it. policeman Argyris Syvris told Open TV, adding that police had been forced to release about 200 people held in a separate quarter of the camp who were to be repatriated to their countries.

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