Pas-de-Calais: A young Sudanese migrant dies crushed by the truck he was trying to get on

A Sudanese migrant aged 18 died on Saturday morning in Marck, near Calais, after being crushed by the truck on which he was trying to climb to reach England, we learned from the Boulogne-sur-Mer prosecutor’s office. According to the first elements of the investigation, this person “tried to get on a truck”, but “fell” and “was crushed by this truck”, this source told AFP, confirming information from Nord Littoral.

This accident took place “in the Transmarck zone, at the exit of a service station reserved for heavy goods vehicles ”, added the prosecution, specifying that the emergency services had intervened at 8 am. The death was pronounced on the spot at 8 a.m. 45. A investigation was entrusted to the Calais police station “in particular to identify the driver of the truck and find his registration” because the latter, “who may not have realizing the fall of the migrant, did not stop,” he said. According to this same source, the surveillance videos located nearby must be exploited. On Friday, an exile had also lost his life trying to reach England illegally by boat, the first death in the Channel in 2022.