A Sudanese migrant died Wednesday morning in Marck, near Calais (Pas-de-Calais), hit by a truck in which he was trying to get to England. On 10 May, another migrant was hit by a truck on the Calais port ring road.
The accident occurred around 6:10 a.m. when a "road combination" leaving a company in Marck entered a roundabout, where "an individual of Sudanese origin" tried to get on board, "fell and was hit by the vehicle, which continued on its way," reported the prosecutor of Boulogne-sur-Mer, Guirec Le Bras.
The victim, "would be 26 years old according to other migrants present at the time of the facts," said Guirec Le Bras. The young man died of his injuries.
An open investigation
"Forensic investigations are underway to know the exact causes of death," according to the public prosecutor. An investigation has been entrusted to the Calais police station. Searches are being conducted "to identify the driver of the road combination", who did not stop.
Since 2018, more and more migrants have attempted to cross the Channel on small boats, due to the lockdown of the approaches to the port of Calais and the Channel Tunnel, which mortgage truck crossings. Some of them, however, continue to try to get into heavy goods vehicles, for lack of money to finance a passage by sea.
In 2022, five migrants died at sea and four were reported missing, trying to reach the English coast from the northern coast of the France. At least three other exiles died the same year near the coast, trying to get on trucks or trains.