Police on Lesvos Tuesday launched a probe into a tragic incident on the island involving a 5-year-old Afghan boy who was run over by a truck near the island's migrant reception camp at Moria.
According to state broadcaster ERT, the boy was inside a cardboard box that the truck driver ran over while turning into the parking lot of a nearby business where he was making a delivery.
A 5-year-old Afghan boy was accidentally run over by a truck near the migrant and refugee camp of Moria on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos on Tuesday.
According to preliminary reports from state broadcaster ERT, the boy was inside a cardboard box that the truck driver ran over while turning into the parking lot of a business where he was making a delivery.
Authorities on the Greek island of Lesbos have said they are unable to accommodate more migrants, as currently, there are four times more people in the camp than its capacity.
12,000 people are currently detained in the Moria camp and there is no way to accommodate more migrants, authorities on the island said, BGNES and BNT reported.
The governor of the overcrowded reception and identification center in Moria, Lesvos, resigned on Wednesday saying he is "tired," state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported.
Yiannis Balbakakis, who run the overcrowded camp for about three years, is credited with creating "safe zones" to protect unaccompanied underage refugees, women and single-parent families.
Greece began moving hundreds of asylum seekers on Monday from a camp on the island of Lesvos that holds around four times the number of people it was built for.
Over 11,000 refugees and migrants, most of whom have fled war or poverty in the Middle East, Asia or Africa, are holed up at Moria in Europe's biggest migrant camp.
Citizens' Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis on Saturday inspected the Moria reception and identification center (RIC) on the island of Lesvos in the eastern Aegean. He was briefed by director Yiannis Balbakakis about conditions at the hotspot, which currently hosts more than 6,000 asylum-seekers. About 40, mostly Afghans, were screened during his visit.