Man from Ethiopia killed during clashes between migrants in France

A man from Ethiopia was killed after two brawls broke out near a migrant camp close to the northern French city of Calais early Tuesday, local officials said.

Six people were also injured in the brawls that saw confrontations between migrants from African countries like Sudan and Eritrea and migrants from Afghanistan, the office of the Pas-de-Calais prefecture said.

The man, 37, was transported to the hospital in Calais and died from an apparent knife wound to his chest, the officials said, adding that an investigation had been opened.

In February, French authorities dismantled part of the migrant camp near Calais where thousands of people had set up makeshift dwellings in the hope of crossing the English Channel to Britain.

Some moved to a nearby accommodation centre, and the Interior Ministry encouraged migrants to apply for asylum in France and move to other parts of the country with more lodging. But many migrants remain camped around Calais.

Last update: Tue, 26/07/2016 - 13:38

More from Europe

Austria's Green candidate for president defeats far-right rival

Austrians opted for a pro-European president by electing Green candidate Alexander Van der Bellen on Sunday with 53....

Hero to zero? Italy's Renzi puts career on the line in referendum

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi risks becoming Europe's youngest political has-been if Sunday's constitutional...

Ten facts about Italy's constitutional referendum

Italians will vote Sunday on a constitutional referendum that could result in major institutional changes or trigger...

Austrian presidential candidates optimistic as country repeats vote

The far-right and Green contenders for the Austrian presidency were both optimistic on Sunday as citizens cast their...

Van der Bellen, a fervent European and a former refugee child

Alexander Van der Bellen won the Austrian presidency with a pro-European platform that also championed the rights of...