A 16-year-old Sudanese boy was found dead Tuesday morning in Marck, near Calais. He fell from a heavyweight he was trying to climb into to rally England.
A young migrant died Tuesday, September 28 in the early hours of Marck, a few km from Calais. According to CCTV footage, “the victim tried to get into the truck,” a low-speed semi-trailer, but “fell,” a judicial source told AFP.
The victim was in cardio-respiratory arrest when the Marck firefighters, warned, arrived on the scene, precise the voice of the North. Unfortunately, they were unable to revive him and the man died on the spot.
Investigation opened for “manslaughter”
The facts take place around 5 a.m. Due to the darkness, “the driver could not a priori realize that he was driving on someone”, added the judicial source to AFP.
An investigation for “manslaughter” has been opened. According to the first elements, the victim would be of Sudanese nationality and aged 16 years.
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The teenager is with a group of others in the parking lot of Marck’s activity area trying to get into the heavy weights.
In the north of France, hundreds of migrants wait to be able to cross to England, crossing the Channel or boarding trucks and trains. These attempts to pass are not without risks. Last March, a migrant in his twenties had his foot severed while trying to board a freight train near the port of Calais.
A few months earlier, in November 2020, another exile also aged in his twenties died at the Calais hospital after being struck by a car near the entrance to Eurotunnel, which leads to England.