18 migrants die in mass attempt to enter Spain

A migrant arrives in the port of Arguineguin, Gran Canaria island, Spain. Authorities say 18 migrants died trying to force their way into Melilla enclave, which borders Morocco. – EPA pic, June 25, 2022.

THE death toll following a mass attempt by a huge crowd of African migrants to cross from Morocco into Spain’s Melilla enclave climbed to 18 yesterday, according to a new Moroccan update.

Some 2,000 migrants approached Melilla at dawn and more than 500 managed to enter a border control area after cutting a fence with shears, the Spanish government’s local delegation said in a statement.

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