UK: Work to begin on Calais wall to stop Channel migrants

September 7, 2016 11:54 AM

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LONDON – British officials say a 4 meter-high (13 foot-high) wall will be built to deter migrants trying to reach Britain from the northern French port of Calais.

Home Office Minister Robert Goodwill says the kilometer-long (0.6 mile-long) barrier is part of a 17 million pound ($23 million) package of security measures agreed to by Britain and France. He says construction will begin "very soon."

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