(AP NEWS) – Migrants protesting at an overcrowded camp on the Greek island of Lesbos set fires and clashed with police Sunday, killing at least one person, authorities said.
A burned body was brought to a local hospital and there is information about an unconfirmed second death, police said. The protesters were demanding to be transferred to the Greek mainland.
"The situation is tense," Lesbos mayor Stratis Kytelis told The Associated Press earlier. "There is information about a dead mother and her child. We haven't been able to confirm that yet."
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UNHCR Greece later tweeted that "we learned with deep sadness that the lives of a woman and a child were lost in a fire on (Lesbos) today."