Egyptian electrocuted trying to sneak onto Eurostar: legal source

AFP , Wednesday 29 Jul 2015

An Egyptian man was fighting for his life on Wednesday after being electrocuted at a Paris station while trying to leap onto the Eurostar train to London, said a source close to the case.

The man was electrocuted at the Gare du Nord station by an overhead power line while trying to jump from the roof of one train to another. He was taken to hospital in a critical condition, said the source.

Eurostar said only that traffic had been interrupted in the afternoon after an accident led to a power cut.

The incident came after a Sudanese man was killed in the northern town of Calais trying to sneak into the undersea Channel Tunnel in a bid to get to Britain, seen as an "Eldorado" for migrants.

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