- A gruesome death took place yesterday afternoon at the Gare du Nord station in Paris.
A migrant was electrocuted in a human fireball after boarding a Eurostar train and being hit by a charge from an overhead cable.
The man unexpectedly crossed the tracks of two platforms yesterday afternoon, shortly before 10 p.m., at the Gare du Nord station in Paris. Le Parisian reported.
He then climbed onto the roof of a train leaving for England. The victim was electrocuted to death and the entire scene was captured on surveillance footage, according to police.
The man can be seen standing before bursting into flames, the publication reported.
Firefighters responded to the scene and managed to extinguish the flames around 10:20 p.m.
A man unexpectedly crossed the tracks of two platforms yesterday afternoon, shortly before 10:00 p.m., at the Gare du Nord station in Paris, according to a report (File image)
Emergency services tried to save the man, but he was declared dead after a quarter of an hour, Le Parisien reported.
Police identified the man as a migrant. He could not be identified due to the severity of his burns.
The incident did not cause any problems to rail traffic.
In 2017, another man was electrocuted to death at Gare du Nord while climbing on to the roof of a Eurostar train.
The migrant died from horrible burns, so he could not be identified.
In July 2015, the same thing happened to an Egyptian teenager at the station. The force of the electric shock threw him downward and he was left in a life-threatening condition.
Last month, it was revealed that Eurostar passenger numbers have increased by a fifth despite many travelers between London and Paris still scorning the train in search of cheaper flights.
The rail operator said it carried 18.6 million passengers last year, a 22 per cent increase on the previous 12 months and a return to pre-Covid levels last seen in 2019.
Eurostar tends to be a more expensive method of traveling from the UK to its direct locations of Paris, Lille, Brussels, Amsterdam and Rotterdam compared to flying.