The Latest: Eritrean migrant is killed in Channel Tunnel, apparently hit by freight train

The latest developments as European nations struggle to cope with tens of thousands of people trekking across the continent to find safety. All times local:


10:15 a.m.

French authorities say an Eritrean migrant has been found dead in the tunnel beneath the English Channel, the latest of several killed this year as thousands of people fleeing poverty and war try to cross illegally from France into Britain.

The administration for the Pas-de-Calais region says the migrant was apparently hit by a freight train near the entrance to the tunnel in Calais. It said the man was in his 20s and was found alone Wednesday.

Eurotunnel, which operates the freight trains, lamented an "accident that unfortunately only confirms that any attempt to cross the Channel illegally carries considerable risks."

Thirteen people have now been killed trying to sneak across the Channel this year. French and British authorities have tried to crack down on the dangerous journeys.