Other deaths in September

There have two deaths in the last couple of months, that we have not yet fully acknowledged.


On the 13th of October, the body of a man found drowned in the port in Calais was identified. The body was found on the 20th of September, but it took a long time to identify him.

He was a Moroccan man, who was 22 years old, he had been in France since at least 2011, when he was controlled in France.

He had gone into the water with someone else on the 16th of September. The other swimmer, another Moroccan man, was rescued and taken to hospital suffering from severe hypothermia. They had been trying to swim to reach a ferry in the Calais port.


The second is a 20 year old Eritrean man, who was hit by a train at around 1am on the night of the 30th of September. He was the second person this year to be hit by a train, the third happened yesterday.

As usual, the main response by the media and the Eurotunnel, was to just discuss this death in terms of effects on the train timetable and traffic.


We mourn for the uncountable loss caused by this border. The fences must fall.