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Fire at Lesvos refugee camp burns down three tents, no injuries

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Three tents burned down in the migrant reception and identification center of Moria, on the island of Lesvos, on Friday but no injuries were reported, according to state-run news agency ANA.

The fire is believed to have started from a short-circuit and was put out quickly, the report said.

This is the third blaze in the overcrowded camp in a month, starting with March 16, when a seven-year-old girl died.

Also on Friday, a large number of asylum seekers staged a protest by the entrance of the center, calling for the arrest of an Afghan man, aged 20, who stabbed and killed a 16-year-old fellow compatriot outside the camp on Wednesday.

The alleged perpetrator has been identified and the police is looking for him.