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Baby, grandfather die as Gypsies seek home

A baby girl and her grandfather were killed and several other people were injured yesterday during a brawl over a new home between two Gypsy families in a settlement near the town of Serres, northern Greece. Doctors suspect the 20-day-old child was trampled to death during the fight, while one of her grandfathers, 50-year-old Giorgos Angelopoulos, is suspected of killing the other, 56-year-old Theoharis Seimoglou. It is thought the brawl, which involved the use of clubs and axes, started when the two families began arguing over who would live in a prefabricated house donated by the local municipality. It was not clear how many people were involved in the fight, which continued outside the Serres hospital where the injured were taken. Angelopoulos, who has head injuries, is in a critical condition and under police guard. Officers in the area are on the alert for possible revenge attacks.