Four Afghan migrants were charged with arson after they allegedly helped cause the fires that destroyed a large refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, leaving thousands in need of emergency shelter, the Associated Press reported.
The fires broke out Sept. 8 and 9, destroying a notoriously overcrowded migrant and refugee camp and forcing men, women, and children to sleep under improvised shelters made of reed stalks and salvaged tents, according to Time. The Associated Press reported that the men have not been named,and were returned to police detention after being given three days to prepare testimony.
More than 12,000 migrants and refugees fled the Moria camp due to the blaze and no one was hurt. The camp holds more than six times its capacity.
Two other migrants who are minors are alleged to have been involved in setting the fires and are being held by police but have not been formally charged.