Huge fire breaks out in Samos refugee camp


An alarm sounded in Samos shortly after 4am today, as a fire broke out in the reception and identification center of the refugee camp in Vathy. 

Speaking to SKAI 100.3, the special secretary of the reception centre, Manos Logothetis, stated that about 20 to 25 accommodations were destroyed. 

Mr Logothetis added that about 100 to 150 people whose accommodation was destroyed have been taken to a safe place, while the rest returned to their accommodation.  


Firefighters have managed to contain the fire at the Vathy Reception and Identification Centre for refugees on the island of Samos.

No injuries have been reported as of yet.

A total of about 4,900 people live in the refugee camp on Samos island. 

The fire comes just two days after the island was struck by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, which killed two teenagers.

READ MORE: Strong earthquake in Aegean Sea kills at least 14 people in Turkey And Greece.




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