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Eighteen Killed as Hundreds Try to Cross Into Spain’s Melilla Enclave

Eighteen people have died after a mass attempt to cross from Morocco into Spain’s enclave of Melilla.

About 2,000 people approached Melilla at dawn on Friday 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.

Moroccan officials said late on Friday that 13 people had died of injuries sustained in the incursion, in addition to five who were confirmed dead earlier in the day.

Read the full story at The Guardian

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