France: 5 migrants shot in huge Calais brawl:
At least five migrants have been shot in the French port town of Calais, following a mass brawl involving Afghans and Eritreans.
A fifth person was shot at the nearby Lille on account of the seriousness of his injuries.
At least 13 more people were injured due to “strikes from iron bars”, the local prosecutor’s office stated.
France’s interior minister said he’d make an urgent trip to the area.
“After today’s serious incidents I shall be heading for Calais tonight to take stock of the situation with the perfect, the mayor and local players,” Gerard Collomb tweeted.
The first struggle, which lasted nearly two weeks, broke out in the town’s southern outskirts in which migrants were queuing for food handouts. About 100 Eritreans and a few 30 Afghans were caught up in the violence. It began when an Afghan fired shots, AFP stated.
A second crisis then erupted at an industrial site around 5km away.
“Police intervened to protect the Afghan migrants faced with 150 to 200 Eritrean migrants,” the local prefecture said.