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Lesbos In Flames: Migrants ‘start huge inferno’ after mother & child die in explosion

ANGRY migrants at Greek refugee camp have reportedly started a fire after a gas explosion killed a mother and a six-year-old child, local media report.

The initial explosion is believed to be an accident where the woman was using gas for her cooking.

Three children in the same tent were critically injured by the gas explosion.

Migrants have reportedly to have started the large inferno after the explosion, burning large swathes of the camp.

Tensions between migrants and officials at the camp have boiled over, leading to angry clashes. Government officials say the fight was brief.

Firefighters arrived at the scene to put out the flames.

More than 6,000 migrants and refugees are currently settled on Lesbos – twice the capacity of state’s facilities.

The deaths are just the latest incident at a Greek refugee camp as tensions as the southeastern nation attempts to manage its growing debt.

As part of the EU’s deal with Turkey, migrants and refugees who arrive on Greek shores after March 20 are to be transported to five Aegean islands – including Lesbos – and shipped back to the Islamic nation if their asylum applications are not accepted.

The latest fire comes after thousands of refugees at the same camp were forced to flee due to large blaze in September, also thought to have been started by migrants.

No one was reportedly injured or killed during the last blaze but more than 90 tents and dozens of temporary housing units were destroyed.

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Via: express.co.uk

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