More than 300 people climb the fence into Ceuta, eleven taken to hospital
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Just days after some 500 people clambered over the razor-wire-topped fences seperating the Spanish enclave of Ceuta from Moroccan territory, another 300 people reached Spanish soil by climbing the fence early in the morning of 20 February during heavy rain and high winds, according to a report in Spanish newspaper El Diario. Eleven people were taken to hospital, three with fractures and eight with other injuries.
According to the report:
"Due to the intensity of the wind and rain falling on Ceuta, the more than 300 immigrants are being attended to within the CETI [detention centre] to be identified.
With them are more than 800 immigrants that have entered Ceuta since last Friday and the CETI es overcrowded with some 1,400 people, when its capacity is 512."
The report ends by noting that, according to police sources, such poor weather conditions make it very hard to control the frontier through the technological means available as alarms are constantly set off by the strong winds, making it difficult to tell where people may or may not actually be present.
Source: Más de 300 personas vuelven a entrar en Ceuta en el segundo salto a la valla en cuatro días (El Diario, link)
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