Immigrants hit Spanish island

up to 70 illegal immigrants yesterday reached a tiny, normally uninhabited, Spanish island off the northern coast of Africa – creating a headache for the Spanish immigration authorities.

The rocky outcrop known as Isla de Tierra – part of the Alhucemas Islands archipelago – measures just 4.2 acres and is only 100 feet off the Mediterranean coast of Morocco at low tide.

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The migrants swam or waded across to the island earlyyesterday, according to the regional office of the interior ministry located in the Spanish enclave of Melilla.