A stampede broke out while crossing the Spanish border,killing 30 people.According to sources, more than two and a half thousand African migrants fell on the border of the city of Melilla, which separates Morocco and Spain,in an attempt to climb the iron fence. A stampede broke out and 30 people were crushed to death. Human rights groups in Morocco and Spain have strongly protested,calling for an investigation into the incident and for legal action against those responsible.
Videos that went viral on social media showed hundreds of migrants lying half-dead on the ground near the border fence, bleeding,while Moroccan security forces stood nearby. The Moroccan government has denied allegations of violence against immigrants, while Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has called the massive forced crossing of the border a violent attack on Spain’s territorial integrity. The Spanish prime minister added that if anyone is responsible for everything that happens on the border, it is the mafia that is involved in smuggling people across the border.