Migrants close Channel Tunnel

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The Channel Tunnel has been forced to close due to migrants entering.

The Channel Tunnel is an under ground tunnel that links Britain with France and goes under the English Channel. It was closed a for a couple of hours after 113 migrants entered the French side of the complex.

The tunnel had been closed shortly after midnight when a crowd of migrants stormed the entrance near the northern port city of Calais.

Around 10 people, including seven migrants, suffered minor injuries during the incident.

The tunnel has been used by people wanting to get from mainland Europe to Britain.

Currently thousands of people from Africa, the Middle East and Asia are camped in Calais in slum-like conditions, and at least 13 have died since June 26 trying to cross into Britain, where many have family and work is thought to be easier to find.

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