Up to 30 asylum seekers in brawl

THREE people have been taken to hospital after up to 30 teenage asylum seekers brawled at a Melbourne accommodation centre.

The fight broke out at the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation facility in Broadmeadows at 9.30pm (AEST) on Friday after an argument between two groups got out of control.

A Department of Immigration spokesperson said staff had the brawl under control before police arrived.

Two teenagers who suffered cuts to their upper bodies have been released from hospital. Another is waiting to be treated.

The facility houses family groups and unaccompanied minors.

Police are investigating the incident while the private contractor which runs the centre, Serco, is also investigating.

The immigration department says the facility, which holds 50 people, remains calm.

The spokesperson would not reveal the nationalities of the teenagers in the brawl.

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