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Eight injured in fight among stranded refugees in Piraeus

Eight people were injured when a fight broke out between groups of migrants camping out in Greece's main port of Piraeus, Greek authorities have said.

The coast guard said the three-hour fight, believed to have involved Afghans and Syrians, broke out at about 10pm on Wednesday. The aftermath was visible on Thursday, with rocks and broken glass strewn on the street.

Eight people were being treated in a nearby hospital.

More than 50,000 refugees and migrants are stranded in Greece after Balkan countries closed their borders to the massive refugee flow.

Under an agreement between the European Union and Turkey, those arriving from the nearby Turkish coast to Greek islands since March 20 will be sent back.

Hundreds of those camping out in Piraeus were boarding buses to refugee camps elsewhere in Greece on Thursday.

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