Fire ravages Grande-Synthe migrant camp in northern France

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By Pierre Savary

A fire razed most of the Grande-Synthe migrant camp near Dunkirk in northern France overnight after fighting among its inhabitants left several people injured, the region’s top government official said early on Tuesday.

The camp, set up just over a year ago and equipped with tightly-packed wooden cabins and sanitation, had housed around 1,500 people, many of them Kurds.

Its population has grown recently with a surge of arrivals from Afghanistan.

“The camp has largely been destroyed,” Michel Lalande, prefect for France’s Nord region, said by...


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Fire ravages Grande-Synthe migrant camp in northern France


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