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Afghan migrant killed by truck near Calais

Published 28/05/2016

Migrants in the Jjungle camp in Calais, France
Migrants in the Jjungle camp in Calais, France

An Afghan migrant has died after being hit by a truck near the French coastal city of Calais.

Pas-de-Calais region secretary-general Marc Del Grande said the 25-year-old was struck by the vehicle as he and about 50 other migrants were laying branches on the road in a bid to slow traffic.

Migrants gathered in Calais routinely try to climb on board trucks in an effort to sneak into Britain, which lies just across the English Channel.

Mr Del Grande said there would be an investigation.

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