Very sad;- 2 Cameroonians set on fire by Moroccan police

Two Cameroonian migrants aged 23 and 24 were reportedly set on fire ‘deliberately’ by the Moroccan police. According to France 24 news reports, the incident happened near the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in northern Morocco. The policemen allegedly set fire to mattresses and blankets at the entrance of a cave they were hiding in.

The asylum seekers nicknamed Vapeur (The Steam) and Le Bire escaped during the evacuation of a migrant camp in the Moroccan city of Fnideq, 7km from Ceuta, and were hiding in a cave where the police are said to have set fire to their mattresses and blankets at the entrance of the cave, which resulted in their suffocation and death.

“There was a lot of smoke and a strange smell,” said a migrant who called himself ‘Pierre B’. “After the police left, I went into the cave. I put a cloth over my nose and tried to see what was inside. That was when I saw one body…. I immediately turned around. Then I was told there was not one, but two,” ‘Pierre B’ told France 24.

Helena Maleno, a volunteer for the Spanish organisation Caminando Fronteras, Helena Maleno, based near Tanger, told the press she has noticed an increase in anti-migrant violence during recent months.
Several eye witnesses, however, said the military started the fire and not the police.



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