The incident comes nearly a month after the death of a 48-year-old woman, also working as a merchandise porter, at the same Ceuta crossing point.
Rabat – Youssef Sedrawi, a 20-year-old porter, or human mule, died while trying to cross the Ceuta border. The young man fell from a steep mountain near the crossings on Saturday, September 5.
Sedrawi went into a two-day-coma having sustained serious injuries. He dies at the Sania Ramel hospital in Tetouan, reports Spanish news outlet El Faro de Ceuta.
Due to financial difficulties the young man, described by his friends and family as “ambitious,” worked as a human mule or porter, as well as selling fruit and vegetables.
Sedrawi’s family buried him in a funeral ceremony on Sunday.
Many Moroccans living near the border earn a precarious living carrying merchandise from one side of the border the other to sell.
The Spanish website recalled that almost a month ago a 48-year-old woman passed away while waiting to cross the Ceuta border. Fatima fell and hit her head on a stone.
Women like Fatima sleep outside the Trajal II Ceuta crossing point waiting for their turn to enter and carry back goods to Morocco.