10.1.2015.

'Major disturbance' and fires at Christmas Island detention centre

Inmates have lit fires at Australia’s Christmas Island detention centre in a „major disturbance“ that is yet to be resolved, say government officials.

The unrest was sparked by the death of a detainee who had escaped the camp.

The immigration department confirmed in a statement that guards had been withdrawn for „safety reasons“.

The statement denied a „large-scale riot“ was taking place but said the situation at the centre for re

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