VIDEO: Rioting And Fights After Afghan Migrants Accuse Pakistanis Of Molesting Children

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Afghan and Pakistani migrants have fought each other, rioted and burnt down brand new accommodation on the Greek Island of Lesbos after the two ethnic groups accused each other of molesting children and stealing. The violence and destruction on Thursday night left more that 70 people injured and hundreds without shelter. According to Ekathimerini, the conflict was driven by ethnic tension. Some migrants wielded knives and iron bars, it was also reported. Pakistani migrants allegedly accused the Afghans of attempting to take control of the camp. The Afghans, meanwhile, claimed the Pakistanis were stealing food and sexually harassing children and women in toilets and bathrooms. The toilets in the northeastern corner of the Moria camp on the island of Lesbos are said to have become a dangerous place for women and children, as the already struggling facility continues to fill up. Following the riots, three people were transferred to a local hospital and many more were treated in situ. Hundreds of migrants also left the camp to spend the night elsewhere on the Island. The island’s mayor, Spyros Galinos, told Kathimerini that such conflict was likely to be repeated. “There’s a lot of irritability in the Moria center,” he said. Adding: “Those who