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[WATCH] Migrant boat lands at Spanish beach

Over 100,000 migrants reached Europe from North Africa and the Middle East from January to June.

FILE: A migrant is rescued from the Mediterranean sea by a member of Proactiva Open Arms NGO north of Libya on 3 October 2016. Picture: AFP

MADRID - A dinghy carrying dozens of migrants landed on Wednesday in the middle of a beach full of holiday makers in Zahara de los Atunes on the coast of Andalusia, southern Spain.

The dinghy landed at the Playa de los Alemanes beach at around 2 pm local time after crossing the Strait of Gibraltar, local media reported. Footage on social media showed the boat landing and the migrants jumping out and running up the beach.

The dinghy's point of departure was not known and there was no immediate comment from police.

Due to good weather conditions, Spain has seen an increase in attempts by migrants to reach its shores over the past few weeks.

Over 100,000 migrants reached Europe from North Africa and the Middle East from January to June, the overwhelming majority coming by sea, according to the International Organisation of Migration.

Overall numbers have fallen by almost 60% from the same period the previous year.

WATCH: Dinghy carrying migrants lands on Spanish holiday beach

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