Migrants Burn Down Lampedusa Refugee Welcome center
The fire enveloped the first aid and reception center of Imbriacola in Lampedusa, which presently houses some 530 asylum-seekers, though no injuries have been reported. This is not the first time that migrants have set the pavilion ablaze. Similar acts of arson occurred in 2009 and then in 2011.
Third time they’ve burned it down… How about don’t rebuild it this time?
After hours battling the fire, which was set around 10:30pm, teams of firefighters stationed on the island were finally able to get the blaze under control in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
“The situation is unclear. But luckily all the guests are safe, no one was hurt,” said the director of the center, Rossana Perri.
Yes, I too am super-glad that none of the ‘guests’ were harmed.
The four Tunisian migrants suspected of starting the fire were stopped as they walked away from the pavilion moments after the building went up in flames. The property, which had been rebuilt after the first two fires, is seriously damaged.
I wonder who pays to have this ‘Welcome Center’ rebuilt all the time? Tunisians?