Brawl at Cypriot overcrowded migrant camp injures 25

More than two dozen migrants were injured during a large brawl between nationals from Syria and several African countries at an overcrowded migrant reception camp outside of Cyprus' capital Nicosia, an official said Tuesday.

Interior Ministry spokesman Loizos Michael told The Associated Press that all 25 sustained minor injuries and have since returned to the camp after receiving first aid at Nicosia General Hospital.

He said windowpanes were shattered, beds and other equipment smashed and a section of the camp's fencing sustained extensive damage as a result of the seven-hour melee that was quelled after riot police intervened. Police investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the brawl, but it's believed that it started with a small number of individuals and quickly grew.

Michael said around 1,500 migrants are housed at the 1,000-capacity camp,...

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