Migrant dies as hundreds bid to enter Channel Tunnel

PM promises to "improve" situation


Migrants walk along railway tracks at the Eurotunnel terminal
One migrant has died after hundreds tried to enter the Channel Tunnel in Calais, operator Eurotunnel said.

The latest incident comes after 2,000 migrants tried to gain entry to Eurotunnel's French terminal on Monday night, causing chaos for cross-Channel travel.

The escalating crisis prompted Prime Minister David Cameron to promise that the Government "will do everything we can" to improve the situation.

A French spokeswoman for Eurotunnel said: "I can confirm that one migrant died last night after 1,500 tried to storm the Eurotunnel."