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France: Undocumented migrants search for way through Channel Tunnel security

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W/S Undocumented immigrants at fence W/S Undocumented immigrants at fence, police W/S Undocumented immigrants at fence M/S Undocumented immigrants at fence W/S Police W/S Undocumented immigrants at fence W/S Undocumented immigrants at fence W/S Undocumented immigrants walking along fence W/S Undocumented immigrants at fence, police W/S Undocumented immigrants W/S Undocumented immigrants at fence W/S Undocumented immigrants, Coquelles sign SCRIPT Hundreds of undocumented migrants gathered at the fences around the Channel Tunnel entrance in Calais on Thursday morning, just one day after a man was killed trying to enter the tunnel and get to the UK. Police forces with dogs guarded the area, as the asylum seekers and migrants checked for weaknesses in the security. On Wednesday night, over 1,500 migrants stormed the Channel Tunnel in an attempt to reach the United Kingdom, leading to the death of a man of Sudanese nationality. French police have said he may have been hit by a truck that was leaving one of the vehicle transports in the tunnel. The man's death brings the total number of migrants killed trying to reach the UK from Calais to nine since June. The leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage has called for the army to be mobilised in Calais, as has the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey Kevin Hurley, who has called for the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Gurkha Rifles to be deployed. The Gurkha forces in the British army originate and are recruited from Nepal.