Migrant dies after attempt to enter Channel Tunnel

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LILLE, France: A migrant has died after being badly burnt while attempting to enter the Channel Tunnel in Calais in a bid to reach Britain, French officials said Monday. “One of three migrants who were involved in the accident last week has died,” the northern Pas-de-Calais prefecture told AFP in a statement. According to a migrant solidarity blog, the dead man was a 23-year-old Pakistani who succumbed on Friday to injuries he received on the night of July 13-14. The three migrants had tried to board a ferry before entering the tunnel where they were hit by an electric charge. In all, at least four people have died in and around the tunnel entrance in recent weeks, showing the risks incurred by migrants desperate to reach Britain.

AFP

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