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Morocco Says 18 Migrants Died In Mass Crossing Into Spain

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Quadri Adejumo
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Morocco said 18 migrants died trying to cross into Spain's North African enclave of Melilla on Friday.

This is after a violent two-hour clash between migrants and border officers that also led to scores of injuries.

It claimed about 2,000 migrants stormed a high fence that seals off the enclave.

This led to clashes with security forces as more than 100 migrants managed to cross from Morocco into Melilla.

Morocco's Interior Ministry said five migrants had died in the border raid, as some died after falling from the fence surrounding Melilla and others in a crush, and that 76 migrants were injured. It later said an additional 13 had died.

Spanish authorities said the border incursion led to 57 migrants and 49 Spanish police sustaining injuries.

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Quadri Adejumo is a reporter, sports column writer, opinion and profile writer. He tweets via @...

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