Makeshift migrants' camp firebombed in Patra

Police in the western port of Patra on Tuesday were seeking the perpetrators behind an arson attack on a small makeshift settlement close to a derelict paper factory where dozens of undocumented immigrants had been camping out.

Unidentified assailants pelted the settlement with makeshift firebombs in the early hours of Monday morning, causing no injuries but serious damage to the camp, according to local reports.

Hundreds of migrants aiming to leave Greece and seek a better life in Western Europe regularly try to sneak onto ferries leaving the western port for Italy.