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Albanian Falls To His Death From Eurostar

A man who died when he fell from a high-speed Eurostar train was an Albanian national who had been refused entry to the UK.

The 22-year-old was returning voluntarily when he fell from a London to Brussels service in Cheriton, Kent, at about 5.50pm on Monday.

British Transport Police (BTP) said the incident was being treated as "non-suspicious".

There were long delays to the Eurostar service as police launched an investigation. Paramedics declared the man dead at the scene.


A BTP spokesman said the man is believed to have entered the UK earlier in the day from Brussels and was returning voluntarily after being refused entry.

"The man's body has been recovered to William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent," he said. "The train was taken out of service and the line handed back at 10.09pm."

Richard Ashworth, MEP for South East England and Conservative spokesman on agriculture and rural affairs, was one of the passengers on the train.

He said: "The understanding was that an illegal migrant being deported somehow got off it and was killed, so they stopped for police to be brought on.

"It defies logic how you get a door open on a train at high speed."

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