Posted on : 22-10-2015 1:49
Holidaymakers Angry After The Euro Tunnel Was Stormed By Refugees
The growing number of refugees at Calais is causing a strain on French and British resources, and in the latest public display of unity in trying to get into Britain, refugees stormed the channel tunnel.
Passengers were left with two-hour delays in Folkestone while passengers trying to get back to the UK were left with delays of up to three hours in Calais.
Some passengers have said the delays were unacceptable while some travel experts have warned it could come to a point where passengers could start to claim compensation if the delays continue.
Migrants Living Near Calais
With over 6,000 migrants living outside of Calais, the problem is set to continue. Although the British government is committed to spending more money to keep the migrants away from the tunnel, it seems to have little impact in the disruption they are causing.
Probable Further Delays
Even though there is extra security on patrol, and more fences have been erected, the migrants are determined they will reach the UK. Travel experts have warned there will be further delays with passengers using the Eurotunnel unless the French Government and the British Government can find a solution.
Eurotunnel Spokesman Comments
A Eurotunnel spokesman said: “They are coming in waves to occupy the police, and then another wave comes, then another, until there is no more police. One group is then able to get through.
“Then we have to take over and sweep through the terminal and clear them all from the tracks and the platform.”
15 people have died in or near the tunnel since the migrant crisis, and unless action is taken then this death toll could be a drop in the ocean.