Migrant found dead in the Channel Tunnel

Second person to die within two weeks as migrants living in Calais try to reach UK

Trucks queue on the M20 as part of Operation Stack. Operation Stack is in place due to industrial action in Calais. Photograph: Rob Stothard/Getty Images.

Trucks queue on the M20 as part of Operation Stack. Operation Stack is in place due to industrial action in Calais. Photograph: Rob Stothard/Getty Images.

 

A migrant died in the Channel Tunnel, the second one in less than two weeks, causing traffic to be suspended for an hour, local authorities said on Tuesday.

Early on Tuesday at about 3am, migrants were spotted on a freight train, prompting traffic towards England to be suspended.

Policemen found a dead migrant but the cause of death could not immediately be determined.

By mid-morning, traffic in the tunnel resumed but with delays.

Around 3,000 migrants live around Calais, many trying to reach England by sneaking through the tunnel.

A migrant was found dead on the Eurotunnel site on June 26th.

Reuters