1 migrant dead, 200 others climb fence into Spanish enclave

October 21, 2018 - 4:40 am

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say one migrant has died and 200 others have entered Spain when a large group of migrants attacked a fence separating Spain's North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco.

A representative of Spain's government in Melilla says the migrant appears to have died from a heart attack. Officials are waiting for an autopsy to confirm the cause of death.

The representative says at least three other migrants were injured when some 300 sub-Saharan Africans tried to climb the high border fence on Sunday. The official says 200 migrants managed to reach Spanish territory.

Spain this year has seen a spike in migrants who try to reach the European Union nation either via its two North African enclaves or by crossing the Mediterranean Sea in small boats.

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