55 guards injured as border stormed in Spain

 
55 guards injured as border stormed in Spain
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5 Spanish and 50 Moroccan border guards have been injured in connection with over a thousand migrants stormed the Spanish border, reports AP.

It was early Sunday that the border at the Spanish city and enclave Ceuta was stormed by over a thousand migrants, by trying to cross the six meter high border fence, reports AP.

According to a regional spokesperson, 50 Moroccan and five Spanish border guards were injured when a large group of migrants tried to cross the border. The spokesperson also stated that two people fell down from the fence and were taken to hospital.

Just over a month ago, 400 migrants succeeded to cross the border, but on Sunday, the about 100 people who managed to climb the fence, were all stopped.

Spain has two enclaves in Morocco, Ceuta and Melilla, which usually attract large flows of migrant. In some cases they try to climb the fence, while others attempt to swim across the sea that separates the continent from Spain.

Last year was the deadliest year ever for migrants in the Mediterranean. Figures show that nearly 5,000 died in the Mediterranean during 2016, writes Reuters.

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