More Than 2,000 Migrants Tried to Enter Eurotunnel Premises Overnight

PHOTO CREDIT: Rafael Yaghobzadeh / Getty Images
PHOTO CREDIT: Rafael Yaghobzadeh / Getty Images

More than 2,000 migrants tried to enter Eurotunnel premises in the French port of Calais on Monday night in a desperate bid to reach England through the Channel tunnel, a spokesman said.

“It was the biggest incursion effort in the past month and a half,” said the spokesman for Eurotunnel, which is battling often deadly efforts by migrants to smuggle themselves into Britain.

Several people were injured, a Eurotunnel spokesman told the BBC, but it was unclear how many.

The service disruption caused by the migrants’ incursion was the “biggest” in the past month and a half, the spokesman added.

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SOURCE: Al Jazeera

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