Extra French Police to Stop Calais Migrants

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Nine migrants have died since June when they made an attempt to reach the UK through Eurotunnel.  Despite these deaths, other migrants remain undeterred and they have resolved to keep trying to reach the UK.  It has caused delay to motorists using the rail shuttle and to the freight traffic.  Police said on Wednesday afternoon there were about 3,600 lorries in the queue.

Eurotunnel said 2,000 migrants had tried to get into the tunnel terminal on Monday and 1,500 had tried on Tuesday.  France is planning to improve security by erecting more fences at the railhead at Coquelles, to ensure people are not trying to come through the tunnel.  However, migrants get through a number of holes in security fences.

On Tuesday, a Sudanese aged between 25 and 30 years was probably crushed by a lorry which was exiting one of the shuttles that transport vehicles through the tunnel.  In Paris, an Egyptian is seriously ill in hospital after he received an electric shock when he tried to stow away on a Eurostar train to London.

Hence, France had posted more policemen in Calais.

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