Two dead as migrants storm Spanish border

MADRID: Hundreds of African migrants stormed the border between Morocco and the Spanish territory of Ceuta on Friday, and two migrants drowned and 12 others were hospitalised, officials in both nations said.

The incident happened around 4:00 am (0300 GMT) near Benzu in the north of Ceuta with the migrants either scaling a barbed wire fence or swimming across to the Spanish city located on Africa’s northern coast. About 200 migrants tried to swim from Morocco into Ceuta, local authorities in northern Morocco told the state news agency MAP.