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Deadly fire sparks clashes at crowded Greek migrant camp

A migrant carries a boy as they flee tear gas fired by riot police during a demonstration, following a fire in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 29, 2019.  A fire broke out at a container inside a crowded refugee camp on the eastern Greek island of Lesbos close to Turkey and one person was killed, emergency services said.

Refugees clashed with police as thick smoke rose over the Moria camp, which currently houses about 12,000 people in overcrowded conditions and firefighters fought to extinguish the blaze.

Police said one burned body was taken to hospital in the island's capital Mytilini for identification by the coroner. Police sent reinforcements to the island along with the chief of police to help restore order. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

A migrant carries a boy as they flee tear gas fired by riot police during a demonstration, following a fire in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 29, 2019. A fire broke out at a container inside a crowded refugee camp on the...more

A migrant carries a boy as they flee tear gas fired by riot police during a demonstration, following a fire in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 29, 2019. A fire broke out at a container inside a crowded refugee camp on the eastern Greek island of Lesbos close to Turkey and one person was killed, emergency services said. Refugees clashed with police as thick smoke rose over the Moria camp, which currently houses about 12,000 people in overcrowded conditions and firefighters fought to extinguish the blaze. Police said one burned body was taken to hospital in the island's capital Mytilini for identification by the coroner. Police sent reinforcements to the island along with the chief of police to help restore order. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis
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Migrants stand next to a burning container during a fire in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 29, 2019. Ihab Abassi/Handout via REUTERS

Migrants stand next to a burning container during a fire in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 29, 2019. Ihab Abassi/Handout via REUTERS

Migrants stand next to a burning container during a fire in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 29, 2019. Ihab Abassi/Handout via REUTERS
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Police officers stand next to burnt containers following a fire as migrants make their way in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Police officers stand next to burnt containers following a fire as migrants make their way in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Police officers stand next to burnt containers following a fire as migrants make their way in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A migrant protects himself and a boy from tear gas fired by riot police following a fire in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

A migrant protects himself and a boy from tear gas fired by riot police following a fire in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

A migrant protects himself and a boy from tear gas fired by riot police following a fire in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis
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Migrants stand in front burnt containers following a fire in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

Migrants stand in front burnt containers following a fire in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

Migrants stand in front burnt containers following a fire in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis
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Riot police and migrants are seen near burnt containers following a fire in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Riot police and migrants are seen near burnt containers following a fire in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Riot police and migrants are seen near burnt containers following a fire in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Two migrants climb a fence as others are gathered following a fire in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

Two migrants climb a fence as others are gathered following a fire in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

Two migrants climb a fence as others are gathered following a fire in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis
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Refugees and migrants flee tear gas fired by riot police as they demonstrated following a fire in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

Refugees and migrants flee tear gas fired by riot police as they demonstrated following a fire in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

Refugees and migrants flee tear gas fired by riot police as they demonstrated following a fire in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis
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A migrant stands in front of burnt containers following a fire in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

A migrant stands in front of burnt containers following a fire in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

A migrant stands in front of burnt containers following a fire in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis
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Migrants inspect burnt containers following a fire in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

Migrants inspect burnt containers following a fire in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

Migrants inspect burnt containers following a fire in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis
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Refugees and migrants are seen around burnt containers following a fire in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Refugees and migrants are seen around burnt containers following a fire in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Refugees and migrants are seen around burnt containers following a fire in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A migrant from the Moria camp and her baby prepare to board a bus to the port of Mytilene from where they will be transferred to the mainland, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 30, 2019. Greece aims to deport 10,000 migrants by the end of next year, the government said following a deadly fire and clashes at its biggest migrant camp which is massively overcrowded. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A migrant from the Moria camp and her baby prepare to board a bus to the port of Mytilene from where they will be transferred to the mainland, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 30, 2019. Greece aims to deport 10,000 migrants by the end of...more

A migrant from the Moria camp and her baby prepare to board a bus to the port of Mytilene from where they will be transferred to the mainland, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 30, 2019. Greece aims to deport 10,000 migrants by the end of next year, the government said following a deadly fire and clashes at its biggest migrant camp which is massively overcrowded. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Migrants from the Moria camp prepare to board a bus to the port of Mytilene from where they will be transferred to the mainland, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Migrants from the Moria camp prepare to board a bus to the port of Mytilene from where they will be transferred to the mainland, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Migrants from the Moria camp prepare to board a bus to the port of Mytilene from where they will be transferred to the mainland, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Migrants from the Moria camp wait to board a bus to the port of Mytilene from where they will be transferred to the mainland, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Migrants from the Moria camp wait to board a bus to the port of Mytilene from where they will be transferred to the mainland, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Migrants from the Moria camp wait to board a bus to the port of Mytilene from where they will be transferred to the mainland, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Migrants from the Moria camp wait to board a ferry that will transfer refugees and migrants to the mainland, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Migrants from the Moria camp wait to board a ferry that will transfer refugees and migrants to the mainland, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Migrants from the Moria camp wait to board a ferry that will transfer refugees and migrants to the mainland, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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