Hundreds of refugees are making their way from the Angolan capital, Luanda, to Portugal following the outbreak of fighting between rival independence groups in the colony.
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Background: Hundreds of refugees are making their way from the Angolan capital, Luanda, to Portugal following the outbreak of fighting between rival independence groups in the colony.
The refugees have told of dead bodies piled to the ceiling in the city's main hospital following a week of clashes. It is estimated that three hundred people have been killed so far.
Portuguese citizens from Luanda have been arriving in Lisbon by air. The Portuguese airline, TAP, says its flights have been fully booked since last October and they have made plans to put on further services to cater for the increased traffic. Many of the refugees have left Angola with only the belongings they could carry.
One refugee said the air terminal in Luanda was now a dormitory where families waited for spare seats on the flights back to Lisbon. They also said there was no food or water at the airport.