Eurotunnel Services Delayed  After Migrant Break-In

Eurotunnel Services Delayed After Migrant Break-In

Eurotunnel and Eurostar passenger and freight services have resumed with delays after 120 migrants broke into the Calais terminal overnight.
Trains were running through just one of the two tunnels between Folkestone and Calais after fences were breached, BBC reported.
Trains stopped from 23:30 BST on Friday after staff were shoved and stones thrown when an organized group of 200 migrants tried to enter the terminal.
Security staff were overwhelmed by the “number and aggression” of the group.
A Eurotunnel spokesman said: “Services were suspended because of the very large, determined and organized group of migrants who burst through the fence and made their way to the terminal.”
He said people had gone to the end of new security fencing, installed during the summer months, and broken through older fences.
One Eurotunnel employee and two police officers were injured.
On Saturday morning, security checks for people and for damage to rails and equipment were being carried out on the second of the two channel tunnels that carry freight and passenger services.
Delays were set to continue until Eurotunnel freight and passenger and Eurostar passenger services could use both tunnels.
Eurotunnel said it would take time for services to return to the normal schedule.


Short URL : https://goo.gl/6fhAFo
  1. https://goo.gl/Jgu8Jg
  • https://goo.gl/vmGSYi
  • https://goo.gl/F3jfHL
  • https://goo.gl/5oIZ0H
  • https://goo.gl/nX8DT8

You can also read ...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (L) met South Korean President Moon Jae-in for a historic border summit in April.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday his visit...
The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the Italian port city of Genoa, Italy, on August 15.
Rescue workers combed through the rubble of Italy’s bridge...
Bolton to Meet Russian  Counterpart in Switzerland
US National security adviser John Bolton will travel to Geneva...
Saudi-UAE Air Raids Target Yemen’s Hodaida
Saudi-UAE coalition airstrikes on Yemen’s Hodaida province...
Ghazni Residents Emerge After Taliban Pushed From City
Afghan forces appeared to have finally pushed Taliban fighters...
Pennsylvania Priests Abused Over 1,000 Children
Hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested...
Westminster Crash Terror Suspect Named
The man being held on suspicion of terrorism after the...