UK-bound Calais migrant killed in hit-and-run

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UK-bound Calais migrant killed in hit-and-run
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An Afghan migrant who was living in the infamous Calais "Jungle" camp died on Thursday after being hit by a lorry on the outskirts of the French port, regional authorities said.


Paramedics reached the 22-year-old around 6:00 am but could not resuscitate him, the Pas-de-Calais authorities said in a statement.
"The lorry, which was travelling in the direction Calais-Dunkirk, drove away from the scene and we are searching for the driver," the statement said.
Since June of last year, some 20 migrants have died in the Calais region as they attempt to reach England via the Channel Tunnel.
Around 3,500 migrants currently live in the Calais "Jungle" according to the latest official figures, after riot police demolished the southern part of the camp this month.


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