Hundreds of migrants storm fence to reach Spanish enclave of Ceuta

Source: BBC

Around 700 migrants have stormed a six-metre (20 ft) security fence that separates Morocco from Ceuta, a Spanish territory in North Africa.

Police said security cameras showed the migrants breaking through one of the gates, some wielding shears and clubs.

The Ceuta regional government said almost 500 made it across the razor wire barrier.

Ceuta and Melilla, another Spanish territory in North Africa, have the EU’s only land borders with Africa.As a result, they are popular crossing points for migrants hoping to reach a new life in Europe.

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