Five migrants were killed and dozens injured after a large crowd attempted to cross Morocco to Melilla, Spain, today.
2,000 migrants approached the European Union’s only land border in Africa on Friday morning, and more than five hundred migrants managed to enter the border control area after the fence was cut. Blake
Five deaths were recorded after migrants stormed the border and some fell from the top of the barrier separating the two sides.
140 key security personnel and 76 migrants were injured in the attempt to cross, the first mass intervention of its kind since Spain and Morocco improved diplomatic ties last month.
The local delegation from the Spanish government said only 49 Spanish police officers were more easily injured and 57 of the illegal border crossing suffered varying degrees of injuries, including three hospitalizations.
According to the Nador Moroccan Association for Human Rights, the attack occurred a day after migrants clashed with Moroccan security personnel who tried to dismantle the camps set up in the forest near Melilla.
According to the local delegation The illegal border crossings are quite regulated and violent,Those who managed to cross went to a local immigrant center.
However, hundreds remained huddled on the Moroccan side.
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