Forty people were injured in a massive brawl that erupted at the Calais migrant camp in northern France, local media reported.

 

Calais

 

Pas-de-Calais prefect Fabienne Buccio said among those hurt the fight that erupted late Thursday were 33 migrants, five volunteers – including one woman who received a serious face injury – and two security officers, as cited by France Info.

 

Clashes among some 200 migrants of Afghan and Sudanese origin flared inside the Jules Ferry camp around 5 p.m. local time (15:00GMT) and soon reached the scale where police had to intervene.

 

Fighting broke out as volunteers from “Active Life” charity started distributing food among the camp residents, the prefect said.

 

 

 

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