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Hundreds are missing after a fire destroyed a huge migrant camp in France

A migrant camp housing 1,500 people burned down Monday night in northern France, leaving hundreds displaced and others missing.

by Emma Fidel
Apr 11 2017, 1:51pm

A migrant camp inhabited by 1,500 people burned down in northern France Monday night, and while about 500 residents were evacuated to nearby gymnasiums, most other residents are unaccounted for, officials said.

The fire at the camp in the Dunkirk suburb of Grande-Synthe reportedly followed a fight between as many as 150 Afghan and Kurdish residents. About 20 people were reported hurt in the fight and fire.

A regional official said it was unlikely the camp could be rebuilt.