Migrant killed on road near French port of Calais

Peace and Freedom


© AFP/File | Up to 600 migrants are currently in the Calais area, according to migrant charities
LILLE (FRANCE) (AFP) – A migrant was killed when he was hit by a car near the northern French port of Calais, in the latest fatality linked to the three-year-old cross-Channel migrant crisis, authorities said Friday.A spokesman for the local authorities in Pas-de-Calais said the man “probably jumped out of a moving van and was hit by a vehicle” on the motorway on Thursday.

His nationality has not yet been established.

It is the second death of a migrant this year near the port, a springboard for migrants trying to reach Britain by stowing away on lorries.

An Ethiopian man in his twenties was killed in January.

In June, the driver of a Polish-registered van died when his vehicle encountered a roadblock set up by migrants, slammed into a truck and burst into…

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