Five migrants have been killed and many others, as well as police officers, were injured during a “stampede” of people trying to cross into the Spanish North African enclave of Melilla. About 130 migrants breached the border between Morocco and Melilla on Friday, the first such incursion since Spain and Morocco mended diplomatic relations last month. A spokesperson for the Spanish government’s office in Melilla said about 2,000 people attempted to enter the North African city. It said five migrants were killed and 76 injured, and 140 Moroccan security officers were hurt. Morocco loosened its controls around Ceuta last year, allowing thousands of migrants to cross into Spain.
Source: Irish Examiner June 24, 2022 20:45 UTC