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Greek migrant camp does set alight while clashes shake Chios island

One of Greece’s biggest migrant camps was set alight after clashes broke out in Camp VIAL around the island of Chios.

Three asylum seekers are detained after violence began on 18 April.

Two cars, a canteen, tents and lodging containers proceeded up in a blaze near the reception and identification facility.

The camps are overcrowded with approximately 5,000 alive at VIAL, which was initially set up to accommodate some 1,000 individuals.

It is believed the fire started after a 47-year-old Iraqi woman was declared dead after experiencing an illness and rumors started to circulate that she’d died out of COVID-19.

The Greek authorities have started dispersing kids and the elderly with their families into other European nations this week to prevent the disease in such crowded conditions.

Approximately 100,000 migrants are stuck in Greece as other European nations closed their borders to them in 2016.