French police fire tear gas as 'over 800 migrants' storm Channel Tunnel

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Police say number of migrants trying to enter tunnel near Calais was 'unprecedented' for daytime as most attempts take place when it is dark.

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Some 800 to 1,000 migrants tried Thursday to break into the Channel Tunnel near the French port city of Calais in a desperate bid to reach Britain, local officials said, triggering chaotic scenes that saw traffic disrupted and security forces firing tear gas to disperse the crowds, reports Yahoo! News.