600 Africans storm Spanish border using exceptional violence – Four border guards hospitalised
A total of eleven migrants of sub-Saharan origin and four civil guards have been transferred to the University Hospital of Ceuta on Thursday after a group of between 400 and 600 illegal migrants attempted to cross the border of Ceuta using “exceptional violence”, according to police sources, who have now raised the number of injured officials to 12.
According to these same sources, whose version has been corroborated by some people who have taken care of the wounded, the migrants have used “quicklime, feces and deodorants as flamethrowers” against the Security Forces to access Spanish territory around 7:00 am along the Finca Berrocal stretch of the double fence.
The Delegation of the Government in Ceuta has not yet made a definitive estimate of the number of immigrants that have entered the city, although the initial one of “about 450” has been raised by other sources in statements to Europa Press to “around 800 “.
The Red Cross Immigration Emergency Response Team (ERIE) has treated 390 of them, thirty of which have injuries, of whom eleven have been transferred to the University Hospital, along with four civil guards.
Police sources have explained that the agents at the border have suffered “beatings, wounds and burns” due to the use by migrants of “unprecedented violence” that has included the use of “battery-operated radial saws” to cut through the wire-mesh of the border’s double fencing, which is still topped with razor wire, which the Socialist Interior Ministry is considering replacing with “defensive elements” that cause less damage.
A nurse at the Hospital says that the young civil guards were severely injured by the quicklime the violent illegal immigrants threw at them. “All of them had their eyes, arms, and other limbs burned.”