Street clashes quelled after immigrant slain in lottery winning Spanish town

MADRID - Officials say police have restored order in the southern city of Roquetas de Mar after clashes broke out following the stabbing to death of an immigrant allegedly by a Spanish resident in a road-rage incident.

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Interior Ministry spokesman Andres Garcia Lorca says 100 officers are on duty Saturday after garbage containers were set on fire and property was damaged during nighttime altercations.

Regional government spokesman Gabriel Amat says scuffles broke out in a poor part of the town mainly inhabited by immigrants who work in the region's sprawling greenhouses after the body of a 42-year-old immigrant from Guinea-Bissau was found.

Residents had celebrated on Wednesday when news broke that a lottery agency in the seaside city had sold more than 1,000 winning tickets in Spain's rich Christmas lottery.



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