Major fuel leak forces closure of three Spanish beaches

The free bus from Benitatxell to Cala del Moraig is back Image: Benitaxell Council

THREE beaches in Melilla have been closed down after a major fuel leak contaminated the sea off the coast, causing a 300 square metre slick, and leaving children needing hospital treatment.
Salvamento Maritimo (the Spanish coastguard) is currently working in the area to dissolve the slick at the Spanish enclave in Morocco.
The red flag continues to be hoisted in the beaches Los Carabos, San Lorenzo and La Hipica, as well as the Dique Sur, which separates the city from the Nador Port in Morocco.
Several children have had to receive medical treatment after coming into contact with the fuel leak, some of them due to an allergic reaction.

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