Deaths at the Calais Border

2013 :

10th December : Yemane Gaberanguse, from Eritrea, died from suspected heart failure on his way to trying to cross for England. Yemane had been sick for a number of days. He was not given the right diagnosis and treatment from the hospital as he did not have ID and his records were not obtained, the following days he died.

4th November : Robiel, a young friend from Eritrea who drowned whilst trying to swim out to a ship heading to England.

6th August : Commanden, a young Afghan stabbed in a reprisal attack by mafia

2012 :

7th July : 28 year-old Noureddin Mohamed, from Sudan, was found dead in Calais’ city canal. Police claim it was suicide, friends believe he was killed by police. No autopsy or investigation was undertaken despite pressure from family and friends.

9th April : Zenebe, a young Eritrean man, was found dead in an abandoned lace factory

2011 :

22nd December : Ismael, a young Ethiopian man, was found dead at the foot of a bridge. Police claim it was suicide, friends believe he was killed by police or facists. No autopsy or investigation was undertaken despite pressure from friends.

9th December : Iranian man killed after being hit by a bus walking along the road at night

17th November: Two Egyptians being transported in the boot of a car are killed during a crash. The other passengers survived.

11th September : Yousuf, aged 28, Sudan, is killed whilst trying to cross

10th May : Iranian man is killed whilst trying to cross, apparently falling from a lorry

22nd February : Afghan man, aged 24, drowns in the canal whilst being chased by the PAF border police

2010 :

10th April : Rahmaddin, a 16-year old Afghan, is crushed by a lorry during an attempted crossing

9th April : Eritrean migrant found dead in an abandoned building

2009 :

15th December : A 15-year old Afghan boy, is killed trying to cross

30th October : 25-year old Indian man found dead in lorry during attempted crossing

13th June : Aman, a 35-year old Eritrean man died trying to wash in the canal, showers being refused by the authorities

19th May : Vietnamese woman is found dead on the road after apparently falling from a lorry

5th April : An unnamed man is killed after falling off a train in the channel tunnel

25th February : Glara, a six-day old Iraqi Kurdish baby dies as parents were forced to sleep in the cold

7th January : A 30-year old Afghan stabbed in a fight