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France: Massive fire breaks out in Calais 'Jungle' camp as demolition continues00:53

France: Massive fire breaks out in Calais 'Jungle' camp as demolition continues

France, Calais
October 26, 2016 at 00:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

Massive fire broke out at the Calais ‘Jungle’ refugee camp, on Tuesday night, as the mass eviction of refugees from the site carried on into its second day.

Police followed close by as the camp became engulfed in flames, as refugees continued to be forced out after French authorities ordered thousands of refugees and migrants to be evicted from the camp.

A major three day operation is due to clear the area after French President Francois Hollande gave a dismantling order for the refugee camp, where around 10,000 refugees and migrants were living. The erstwhile inhabitants will be relocated to some 300 different sites around the country.

France: Massive fire breaks out in Calais 'Jungle' camp as demolition continues00:53
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Massive fire broke out at the Calais ‘Jungle’ refugee camp, on Tuesday night, as the mass eviction of refugees from the site carried on into its second day.

Police followed close by as the camp became engulfed in flames, as refugees continued to be forced out after French authorities ordered thousands of refugees and migrants to be evicted from the camp.

A major three day operation is due to clear the area after French President Francois Hollande gave a dismantling order for the refugee camp, where around 10,000 refugees and migrants were living. The erstwhile inhabitants will be relocated to some 300 different sites around the country.

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