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Britain, France boost security around Channel Tunnel to stop migrants from crossing undersea

  • French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and Britain's Britain Home Secretary Theresa May answer journalists after their arrival at the at the Eurotunnel entrance, in Calais, northern France,Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. Britain and France are fortifying control of the Channel Tunnel and boosting intelligence efforts against traffickers as they try to dissuade thousands of migrants trying to make the illegal _ and sometimes deadly _ undersea journey to British shores. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

    French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and Britain's Britain Home Secretary Theresa May answer journalists after their arrival at the at the Eurotunnel entrance, in Calais, northern France,Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. Britain and France are fortifying control of the Channel Tunnel and boosting intelligence efforts against traffickers as they try to dissuade thousands of migrants trying to make the illegal _ and sometimes deadly _ undersea journey to British shores. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)  (The Associated Press)

  • French Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve , right, and Britain Home Secretary Theresa May visit Eurotunnel's command and control centre, Thursday Aug. 20, 2015 in Calais, northern France. Britain and France are fortifying security around the Channel Tunnel and boosting intelligence efforts against traffickers as they try to dissuade thousands of migrants from trying to make the illegal _ and sometimes deadly _ undersea journey to British shores. (Philippe Huguen, Pool via AP)

    French Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve , right, and Britain Home Secretary Theresa May visit Eurotunnel's command and control centre, Thursday Aug. 20, 2015 in Calais, northern France. Britain and France are fortifying security around the Channel Tunnel and boosting intelligence efforts against traffickers as they try to dissuade thousands of migrants from trying to make the illegal _ and sometimes deadly _ undersea journey to British shores. (Philippe Huguen, Pool via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, left, and Britain's Britain Home Secretary Theresa May meet British police officers, right, at the Eurotunnel entrance, in Calais, northern France,Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. Britain and France are fortifying control of the Channel Tunnel and boosting intelligence efforts against traffickers as they try to dissuade thousands of migrants trying to make the illegal _ and sometimes deadly _ undersea journey to British shores. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

    French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, left, and Britain's Britain Home Secretary Theresa May meet British police officers, right, at the Eurotunnel entrance, in Calais, northern France,Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. Britain and France are fortifying control of the Channel Tunnel and boosting intelligence efforts against traffickers as they try to dissuade thousands of migrants trying to make the illegal _ and sometimes deadly _ undersea journey to British shores. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)  (The Associated Press)

Britain and France are fortifying security around the Channel Tunnel and boosting intelligence efforts against traffickers as they try to dissuade thousands of migrants from trying to make the illegal — and sometimes deadly — undersea journey to British shores.

Better fencing, surveillance cameras, flood lighting and infrared detection technology will be installed around the entrance to the Eurotunnel in the French port of Calais, as part of joint efforts being announced Thursday.

Calais has been a flashpoint in a European summer marked by unusually large waves of migrants. Since the start of June, at least 10 migrants have died trying to sneak through the Channel Tunnel in hopes of finding prosperity in Britain. Countless others have slipped through undetected on trucks and one recently on foot.