Tents around Moria camp, Lesbos, Greece | Photo: Amanullah Jawad
Tents around Moria camp, Lesbos, Greece | Photo: Amanullah Jawad

A 16-year-old boy from Afghanistan has died after he was stabbed by a 20-year-old man outside the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.

The teenager was severely injured after being stabbed on Wednesday morning near the north gate of the Moria refugee and migrant camp. He was rushed to the hospital in Mytiline, but died on the way there, local Greek news outlets reports.

The 16-year-old was stabbed by a 20-year-old Afghan man.

The victim had been living with five of his family members in a tent on the fringes of the official Moria camp.

According to the online news site Greek City Times, violent fights broke out within the areas for juveniles in Moria after the incident. Four asylum seekers were hurt and taken to hospital. Two of them were said to have serious injuries.

The reason for the stabbing was unclear, reports news site Ekathimerini, yet tensions at the camp, which is hosting some 20,000 people in facilities built for less than 3,000, are frequently high.

This is not the first homicide in Moria this year. Since the start of this year, scores of people have been injured during fights, and at least two others have died from their injuries.

••• ➤ Also read: Life in the Moria camp on Lesbos: 'Every day, someone is injured'

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