At least 18 migrants die in surge to cross Moroccan border fence into Spain’s Melilla

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Riot police officers cordon off the area after migrants arrive on Spanish soil and crossing the fences separating the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco in Melilla, Spain, Friday, June 24, 2022.

A spokesperson for the Spanish government’s office in Melilla said about 2,000 people tried to enter, but many were stopped by Spanish and Moroccan forces on either side of the border fence.

(Image credit: Javier Bernardo/AP)

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