Thousands of migrants from Morocco swim to Spain’s Ceuta exclave

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Several thousand migrants reached the Spanish exclave of Ceuta in North Africa by swimming along the coastline in the Mediterranean Sea from the Moroccan town of Fnideq, local media reported on Monday. Authorities in Ceuta, with a population of about 85,000, have been overwhelmed by the influx of people. The land border with Morocco is blocked by a 10-metre-high double metal fence that’s hard to scale. But Moroccan police reportedly did not intervene as at least 5,000 people swam almost 2 kilometres across, Spanish and Moroccan media reported. Most were reportedly Moroccans. At least one migra…

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