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'Migrant' dies after clinging to underside of lorry

A Sudanese man believed to have travelled to the UK from Calais by clinging to the bottom of a lorry has died after falling between its wheels on the M25.

The collision occurred between junctions 24 and 25 of the M25. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Two men from the Sudan are believed to have climbed underneath a foreign HGV in the French port at around 11am yesterday and wedged themselves into position, Scotland Yard said.

The pair are believed to have travelled on the bottom of the vehicle on the Eurostar and arrived in England about 40 minutes later.

After the first man managed to get free of the vehicle as it stopped between junctions 24 and 25 of the motorway, police said the second man attempted to do the same but was badly injured as the lorry began to move off.

A member of the public stopped his vehicle and pulled the injured man to the edge of the carriageway, before driving off. A second member of the public stopped his vehicle and offered assistance.

London's Air Ambulance attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.