A huge fire has torn through at least half of the Grande-Synthe migrant camp outside the northern French city of Dunkirk. Witnesses say the fire broke out following rows between migrants. The camp was home to some 1,500 people by the end of March, living in closely-packed wooden huts. Local officials said the blaze had affected around 20 of the huts, each of which accommodates four people, as firefighters continued to battle the flames. Click pic for more.
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- At least half of the Grande-Synthe migrant camp near Dunkirk was destroyed
- A fire tore through the camp which is located close to the northern French city
- The camp is home to 1,500 people many of whom came from the Calais ‘Jungle’
- It is thought that at least ten people have been injured and 20 huts damaged
- The camp opened in 2016 with free access to medical care, showers and shelter
A huge fire tore through at least half of the Grande-Synthe migrant camp outside the northern French city of Dunkirk injuring at least ten.
Witnesses said the fire broke out following a row between Kurdish and Afghan migrants which left six with knife wounds.
The camp was shelter to some 1,500 people by the end of March living in closely-packed wooden huts, hundreds of whom may now be homeless.