An estimated 1,500 migrants tried to get into the Channel Tunnel in Calais on Tuesday (July 28) night, the second night in a row that huge numbers have attempted to get through.
For at least one, the dream was over before it had properly begun.
A Sudanese national was killed in a collision with a lorry, the ninth fatality this summer.
Visting Singapore, UK Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged his government will do everything it can to combat the crisis:
“We are working very closely with the French; the Home Secretary met with yesterday with the French Interior Minister; we’ve invested money in the fencing around Calais, we’re also putting fencing around the entrance to the tunnel in Coquelles. We are doing everything we can.”
The UK has pledged seven million pounds, or nearly 10 million euros, for almost two kilometres of fence around the Eurotunnel site at Coquelles.
UK gov holds urgent talks on #Calais today. Since early June, 9 have died trying to cross to UK, 3,000 sleeping rough in grim Jungle camp— Angelique Chrisafis (@achrisafis) 29 Juillet 2015