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Migrant, 18, injured in fight in Piraeus

TAGS: Migration

Greek authorities say an 18-year-old man has been injured during a fight between migrants in a makeshift camp in the country’s main port of Piraeus, near Athens.

The coast guard said Tuesday the migrant was taken to hospital with apparently non-life-threatening injuries, and four other migrants were detained on suspicion of involvement in the fight. No further details were available.

Earlier Tuesday, police in northern Greece said a Pakistani man was taken to hospital after being shot at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees near the country’s border with Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).

And four Syrian men were hospitalized with minor injuries after a fight at an official shelter for migrants in northern Greece.

More than 50,000 migrants and refugees remain stranded in Greece following European border closures earlier this year. [AP]

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