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Border guard injured as Africans rush Ceuta once again

A Spanish border guard suffered a serious injury while attempting to stop African migrants from entering the EU at Ceuta. The migrant rush took place on Sunday night at the El Tarajal border crossing. 

Published: August 9, 2017, 10:25 am

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    The Spanish city on coast of northern Africa, is part of the European Union. Security footage of the incident was posted online by local news outlet El Faro Ceuta, showing more than 100 migrants managing to rush the border.

    Africans had once again stormed a gate, forcing their way through the border post and racing past border guards. As two Spanish guards attempted to tackle them, they are vastly outnumbered.

    One officer swings with his baton in a futile bid to stop the rush, while the other tries to tackle one of the migrants, leading to a leg break. The video footage shows his leg hanging limply.

    El Pais, the Spanish daily, reported that the government delegate in Ceuta, Nicolás Fernández Curucull, blamed the guard’s injuries on “the violent attitude” of the migrants who “overwhelmed the agents.”

    According to El Faro Ceuta the officer suffered the fracture of both his tibia bones in the incident and has subsequently undergone an operation.

    The Red Cross told Reuters that 186 people in total crossed into Ceuta during the night. Footage shows dozens of African migrants celebrating after they successfully entered Spain.

    Some 7 400 migrants crossed into mainland Spain and Ceuta and Melilla so far this year, up from 3 600 in the same period a year ago, Red Cross figures revealed.

    Ceuta Red Cross provided medical assistance to 300 people during the course of the night, according to their Twitter feed.

     

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