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Migrant dies on Eurotunnel tracks between France, England

  • FILE - In this June 30 2015 file photo, a poster warns about the risk of death on rail tracks ahead of the Channel tunnel, during a workers ferry workers protest in Calais, northern France. French authorities say a migrant has died in the Channel Tunnel between France and England. The reported death Tuesday came shortly after Eurotunnel reported a group of migrants was found in the tunnel leading from Calais in northern France.(AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)

    FILE - In this June 30 2015 file photo, a poster warns about the risk of death on rail tracks ahead of the Channel tunnel, during a workers ferry workers protest in Calais, northern France. French authorities say a migrant has died in the Channel Tunnel between France and England. The reported death Tuesday came shortly after Eurotunnel reported a group of migrants was found in the tunnel leading from Calais in northern France.(AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this May 29, 2015 file photo, migrants and asylum seekers gather at a makeshift camp for migrants and asylum seekers in Calais, northern France. French authorities say a migrant has died in Eurotunnel that runs beneath the Channel between France and England. The reported death Tuesday came shortly after Eurotunnel reported a group of migrants were found in the tunnel leading from Calais in northern France.  (AP Photo / Michel Spingler, File)

    FILE - In this May 29, 2015 file photo, migrants and asylum seekers gather at a makeshift camp for migrants and asylum seekers in Calais, northern France. French authorities say a migrant has died in Eurotunnel that runs beneath the Channel between France and England. The reported death Tuesday came shortly after Eurotunnel reported a group of migrants were found in the tunnel leading from Calais in northern France. (AP Photo / Michel Spingler, File)  (The Associated Press)

A migrant who stowed away on a truck in the Channel Tunnel was found dead on Tuesday, disrupting travel between France and England for a third week in a row, police and the tunnel operator said.

The reported death Tuesday came shortly after Eurotunnel reported a group of migrants was found on a truck in the tunnel leading from Calais in northern France. Thousands of migrants are camped in Calais, living in dire conditions as they hope to reach a better life in Britain by stowing away on trucks as they wait to be loaded onto freight trains for the trip.

The encampments have heightened tensions between France and Britain, with each accusing the other of failing to deal with the situation.

The local prefecture confirmed the death but offered no details. Eurotunnel said border police responding to the report of stowaways found the dead migrant. Train service was delayed for thousands of passengers as well as on the freight trains that carry trucks between France and England.