Dozens of mi­grants run across bor­der in en­clave

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Dozens of sub-Sa­ha­ran mi­grants crossed into Spain from Morocco in the early hours of Mon­day af­ter run­ning through a bor­der gate into the en­clave of Ceuta, emer­gency ser­vices said.

Mi­grants fre­quently at­tempt to storm the bor­ders of Spain’s two en­claves in north­ern Africa, Ceuta and Melilla, of­ten clam­ber­ing up fences which are up to 6 me­tres tall and topped by ra­zor wire.

On Mon­day a group of more than 100 mi­grants ran through one gate in the fence usu­ally used as a bor­der con­trol, sur­pris­ing Moroc­can and Span­ish se­cu­rity forces, a Reuters wit­ness said.

The Red Cross said it had as­sisted 186 peo­ple fol­low­ing the morn­ing rush across the bor­der, ad­ding that four mi­grants were taken to hos­pi­tal.

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