THE port of Calais in France is reported to be the point of departure for two migrants thought to have been on the way to the UK who have been killed in the past two days.
The migrants were involved in two separate incidents in the last 48 hours. One person was hit by a freight train last night at the Coquelles terminal of the Channel Tunnel and confirmed dead by Eurotunnel.
On Thursday another migrant, who is from Syria according to initial reports, died after being hit by a car on a motorway near the tunnel. This means that a new total of 16 people have been killed in the tunnel or close to it while on the way to the UK since June of this year.
Eurotunnel made a statement following last night’s incident:
“Once again it is a very regrettable accident, but it shows yet again the serious risks that are involved in trying to cross the Channel illegally.
“The driver of the train has now been taken into the psychological support system that Eurotunnel operates for this kind of incident and the police will be looking after all other aspects.”
The news comes after EU leaders gathered at a summit on Thursday October 15 to discuss the migrant crisis in Europe.