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Man killed climbing on roof of Eurostar train in Paris

Associated Press logo Associated Press 3/05/2017

PARIS — Paris police say an unidentified man was killed while trying to climb on the roof of a Eurostar train bound for London.

A police official said the man was apparently electrocuted Tuesday by the cables above the train at the Gare du Nord station, Eurostar's terminal in Paris. The incident briefly disrupted traffic on Eurostar trains under the English Channel.

Police could not confirm news reports that the man was a migrant.

Several migrants have been killed in recent years trying to sneak from France to Britain via the undersea tunnel, notably around the northern city of Calais. Calais has long been a magnet for migrants fleeing war and poverty in the Mideast and Africa trying to reach Britain.

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