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Fire sweeps Slovenia migrant camp

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 00:45

Fire has destroyed tents at a migrant camp in Slovenia, close to the border with Croatia. Rough cut - subtitles (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - SUBTITLES (NO REPORTER NARRATION) A fire swept through a migrant camp in Slovenia on Wednesday (October 21), as fire-fighters worked to extinguish the blaze which caused large plumes of black smoke. The cause of the fire was not immediately known but many of the camp's tents were destroyed in the blaze. Migrants and police officers looked on as fire-fighters worked to control the flames at the camp which is situated on the border with Croatia. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has called an extraordinary meeting of several European leaders on Sunday to tackle the refugee emergency in the western Balkans. The Commission said in a statement on Wednesday that Juncker had invited the heads of state or government of Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia. The mini-summit comes as tens of thousands of mostly Syrian and Afghan refugees trying to reach Germany are stranded on the roads of western Balkan countries in worsening autumn weather after Hungary sealed its borders with Serbia and Croatia, triggering a chain reaction in other overwhelmed states.

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Fire sweeps Slovenia migrant camp

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 00:45