CALAIS, France - A man was found dead Tuesday in the Channel Tunnel, French authorities said, a rare accident providing yet another example of the lengths taken by migrants desperate to reach Britain. Vehicle shuttle services and Eurostar passenger trains were delayed as one of the six sections of the tunnel was closed for investigations, although it remained unclear how the migrant had died. “For the moment we suppose he wanted to climb onto the shuttle, which he missed, and that he was hit by the train itself,” said Patricio Martin from the border police, referring to the shuttle train that takes road vehicles through the tunnel.

The identity of the migrant was not known, but he was among some 40 people evacuated from the tunnel.

“Following the discovery of migrants on a freight shuttle, early this morning, the shuttle was immediately stopped,” local authorities in the Pas-de-Calais region said in a statement.