The cause of the fires, which broke out soon after midnight, remained unclear.Thousands of migrants were left without shelter on Wednesday after overnight fires gutted their overcrowded camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, and authorities warned that some asylum seekers who tested positive for Covid-19 could spread the virus. The Moria camp, which hosts more than 12,000 people, was “probably totally destroyed”, one Greek migration official said. Athens declared a state of emergency on Lesbos.
The cause of the fires, which broke out soon after midnight, remained unclear but authorities were investigating whether they were started deliberately after Covid-19 tests led to the isolation of a number of refugees.
Source: Reuters news.