Watch: Cypriot migrant reception centre fire

Watch: Cypriot migrant reception centre fire

Cypriot riot police have used tear gas to quell violence at a migrant reception centre, after clashes between different ethnic groups caused a fire to break out.

Chronic overcrowding, woeful bathroom facilities and reports of meagre food rations in the camp had resulted in a scathing report earlier this year by the Cypriot children's rights commissioner.

The camp, originally built to accommodate 1,000 migrants, is now home to 2,535 people, according to interior ministry figures.

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