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Greece: 1 dead in refugee camp blaze

March 16, 2020 GMT
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Migrants stand on a burned container home in Moria refugee camp on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Fire Service said a migrant, who was not further identified, was found dead inside Moria camp after the fire broke out Monday. (AP Photo/Panagiotis Balaskas)
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Migrants stand on a burned container home in Moria refugee camp on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Fire Service said a migrant, who was not further identified, was found dead inside Moria camp after the fire broke out Monday. (AP Photo/Panagiotis Balaskas)

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece say a minor has died in a fire that damaged an overcrowded refugee camp on the island of Lesbos.

The Fire Service said the migrant, who was not further identified, was found dead inside Moria camp after the fire broke out Monday.

Moria is Greece’s largest camp for refugees and migrants and remains severely overcrowded, with thousands sleeping outside the perimeter in tents, despite a government pledge made before the winter to improve conditions and move thousands to the Greek mainland.