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Body of man found under bus at Eurotunnel in Folkestone

By Sam Lennon

An investigation has been launched following the death of a man trapped underneath a bus at Eurotunnel.

Kent Police say they were called at 11.10am today to reports of the incident at the Folkestone terminal.

A spokesman said: "The person was declared deceased at the scene.

Eurotunnel terminal, Folkestone. Library picture
Eurotunnel terminal, Folkestone. Library picture

"Enquiries are ongoing to establish next of kin. The death is not being treated as suspicious."

Kent Fire and Rescue Service and the South East Coast Ambulance Service were also called out.

A spokesman for Eurotunnel had said earlier today: "A body was found on a coach travelling to France, by the authorities at the border controls in Folkestone.

"We have taken care of the remaining passengers from the coach until another bus can come and pick them up to continue their journey."

The scene of the tragedy. Submitted picture
The scene of the tragedy. Submitted picture

An eyewitness, a man touring Europe, photographed the scene.

The South American, who did not want to be named, said that the coach had come from Victoria Station in London.

He said: "After the controls to enter France police started to arrive, ambulances and firemen.

"We don’t know if the body was there or exactly what happened."

He said that passengers were told to leave the bus, take all their belongings and wait for another.

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