One migrant died as around 200 stormed a fence separating Morocco from the Spanish enclave in North Africa on Sunday. Three others were injured through the push to cross into Spanish territory.
Video footage shared on social media marketing shows people pouring on the fence and onto a road on the Spanish side of the border at Melilla. The group was taken up to an area reception center for identification reportedly.
One man was treated by Spanish emergency services but died of suspected cardio-respiratory arrest.
Cientos d migrantes subsaharianos han saltado hoy la Valla d Melilla.
El Gobierno deberá aclarar el motivo por el q varios han resultado heridos uno ha fallecido y. De igual forma, tendrá q explicar a cuántas personas h devuelto a 🇲🇦 d manera sumaria. #FronteraSur#Bossapic.twitter.com/71Ck8xpimA
— Jon Inarritu (@JonInarritu) October 21, 2018
A human rights activist and researcher with migrant and asylum seeker support group Walking Borders shared a video on Twitter showing sets of migrants gathering at the guts for the Temporary Stay of Immigrants (CETI) in Melilla. Helena Maleno Garzon says the footage was offered to the business by way of a partner group.
Over 6,000 migrants have crossed into Melilla another Spanish territory nearby, Ceuta, far this year so, according to UNHCR figures. A lot more than 40,000 folks have arrived on the Andalusian mainland by sea in 2018, with almost all traveling from Guinea, Morocco, Ivory Coast, Algeria, and Mali.
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