Refugees hurt on fence
MADRID: Around 70 sub-Saharan African refugees were injured when they tried to cross a razor-wiretopped fence separating northern Morocco from the Spanish enclave of Ceuta yesterday, the Red Cross said.
Police said 200 people rushed the border in a bid to reach Europe. Around 60 managed to enter.
Refugees frequently jump or cut through the fences of Ceuta and Melilla, or by swimming along the Moroccan coastline.
The number of migrants entering Spain via Ceuta and Melilla more than doubled in the first six months of the year from the same period last year to 3 200 people, said the Interior Ministry. Reuters