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27 October 2008


ANSAmed) - MADRID, OCTOBER 27 - A group of some 50 immigrants from the sub-Sahara region stormed today the fence along the Melilla border near the Beni Enzar crossing point, the main one among those connecting the Spanish

 enclave to Morocco, news agency reports said today quoting Civilian Guard sources. To try to enter Spanish territory illegally, the immigrants took vantage of the damages caused to the double six-meter-high fence by the heavy rains which battered Melilla Sunday and triggered the third flood in a month. In the area of the Beni Enzar customs point, where works are underway to strengthen the border line, a stream of mud and rocks triggered by the rains made it impossible to shut the safety gates in the fence. Despite a higher number of Civilian Guard men called in to supervise the border, some of the immigrants who assailed the fence managed to get into Spanish territory, but the sources didn't say how many they were. Some 70 sub-Saharians tried to break through the Beni Enzar point last June, overpowering Moroccan police and Spanish policemen and Civilian Guard officers. It was the first mass assault at the Spanish enclave border in Morocco since 2006, when three immigrants lost their lives trying to climb over the fence. (ANSAmed).

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