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Hundreds Of Migrant Flee Into Spain As A Boat Arrives On The Shores Of Cadiz(Video)

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This is the moment dozens of migrants landed on a packed Spanish beach and sprinted up the sand as stunned tourists looked on.Read Also: Man Shares Naked Photos Of Himself Online(See His Statements )

Footage taken by holidaymakers showed the migrants jumping off their rickety wooden boat as it reached the shoreline.

The clip shows a dad moving his children out of the way as two men interrupt a game of beach tennis.

Other tourists strolling along the water’s edge can be seen breaking into a run to join crowds milling around a woman on the sand who had been injured in the mass arrival.

Tourists gathered to look at the boatAs soon as they landed on the beach, many of the migrants sprinted away

It happened a day after dozens of migrants were filmed storming a beach in Tarifa, further east.

Witnesses told how many of the migrants ended up asking beachgoers for food and water after distancing themselves from the boat they had arrived on, known as a patera in Spanish.

Lorenzo Amor, president of Spain’s National Federation of Self-Employed Workers who was on the beach at the time, tweeted: “Arrival of a new patera on the coast of Cadiz.

“Right now at Zahora beach next to the Trafalgar lighthouse.

“The people inside the boat asking sunbathers who are on the beach for food.”

Only one of the migrants, the woman filmed lying on the sand, needed medical attention.

She is said to have hurt her arm although not seriously.

It comes after another boat of migrants arrived at Del Canuelo beach after they crossed the Strait of Gibraltar sailing from the coast of MoroccoFootage shows the migrants arriving at a beach in Zahora, in the province of Cadiz, in a rickety boat

The whereabouts of the others seen racing away from the boat was not immediately clear this morning.

The incident came on a day in which coastguards said they had rescued 284 people in more than a dozen boats in the Straits of Gibraltar, the point where the distance between Spain and Gibraltar narrows to just over nine miles.

Officials in Andalucia said a sports hall in Los Barrios near to the southern port of Algeciras – with space for 800 migrants – had been set aside.

Algeciras town hall said it was making water available to them and local supermarkets were providing milk, juice and biscuits.

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The inter-governmental organisation International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said the number of migrants and refugees reaching Spain through the increasingly-popular western Mediterranean route could soon exceed last year’s figure for the whole of last year.

Spain has overtaken Italy as the preferred destination for migrant arrivals in Europe this year after Italy’s new hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini introduced a blanket ban on migrant boats entering the country’s ports.


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