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‘A bloodbath’: refugees reel from deadly Melilla mass crossing

Human rights groups say there have been no autopsies or identification of the 23 people killed trying to cross into Spain

Seconds after Mohamed stepped on to Spanish soil, he turned around to see how his friends had fared along the metres-high chain link fence that slices off the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco.

“It was horrible,” said the 20-year-old from Sudan. “It was a bloodbath; many of them appeared dead and many were injured.”

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