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Immigrant Poisoning at Detention Centre

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ATHENS, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Hundreds of illegal immigrants held in a detention centre on the Greek island of Lesbos have fallen ill after drinking contaminated water from rusty and mouldy pipes, police said on Wednesday.

Police said hospital staff rushed to provide emergency medication after the weekend incident at the centre, where medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) denounced a “humanitarian crisis” in July.

“Almost all of the immigrants at the detention centre have been poisoned,” a police official, who declined to be named, told Reuters.

“They are in a bad condition, but they can not be transferred to hospital as they are too many and in a bad state,” the official said.

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  1. October 17, 2008    

    It intereste me that the chinese milk scandal made it onto the Greek news because of a few milk products that made their way to Greece, the chances of which affecting your average Greek were practically 0. This should be on the news too, but then I guess your average Greek is in no danger whatsoever of coming into any contact with these people or their contaminated water. For shame!!!

    bollybuttons last blog post..Go Green

  2. October 20, 2008    

    It’s incredible, bollybutton, I did a search for more news on this incident and couldn’t find anything. I also saw nothing on the TV news. Maybe I missed some coverage but I wouldn’t be surprised if there was none.

  3. Michael Scowcroft
    October 23, 2008    

    I think Greece is too poor to deal with the level of immigration. I don’t think they have the infrastructure to cope.