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Car accident in north Greece sparks protest from refugees

Xinhua, October 17, 2016 Adjust font size:

A refugee woman and her son lost their lives on Sunday off the Oreokastro hospitality center in northern Greece after being hit by a car in an accident, police said. It sparked tension with refugees.

The refugees protested by setting fire to the car and rubbish bins. The 76-year-old driver has been arrested.

The woman and the boy succumbed to their injuries within minutes, while a girl was slightly injured, according to Greek national news agency AMNA.

Police forces were deployed in the area to restore order.

Currently more than 60,000 refugees are stranded in Greece after the closure of borders along the Balkan route to central Europe earlier this year. Endit