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France: Migrant dies trying to enter Channel Tunnel01:00

France: Migrant dies trying to enter Channel Tunnel

France, Calais
July 29, 2015 at 15:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

All was quiet in Calais on Wednesday after one man was killed when over 1,500 migrants desperate to reach the United Kingdom tried to enter the Channel Tunnel the day before.

The man was of Sudanese nationality and was believed to have been in his late twenties. French police have said he may have been hit by a truck that was leaving one of the vehicle transports in the tunnel. The man's death brings the total number of migrants killed trying to reach the UK from Calais to nine since June.

Responding to the death, both British and French authorities have said they will increase security measures at the Channel Tunnel. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said that 120 police officers will be sent to Calais to improve the Channel Tunnel's security.

Eurotunnel posted a statement on their website advising passengers to consider "alternative means of transport for your travel today." The company also described the situation as "extremely difficult."

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All was quiet in Calais on Wednesday after one man was killed when over 1,500 migrants desperate to reach the United Kingdom tried to enter the Channel Tunnel the day before.

The man was of Sudanese nationality and was believed to have been in his late twenties. French police have said he may have been hit by a truck that was leaving one of the vehicle transports in the tunnel. The man's death brings the total number of migrants killed trying to reach the UK from Calais to nine since June.

Responding to the death, both British and French authorities have said they will increase security measures at the Channel Tunnel. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said that 120 police officers will be sent to Calais to improve the Channel Tunnel's security.

Eurotunnel posted a statement on their website advising passengers to consider "alternative means of transport for your travel today." The company also described the situation as "extremely difficult."

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