Four days ago, a young Albanian girl, Erinda Kacorri (25), and one of her relatives, burned to death while hiding inside lorry bound for Britain after it bursts into flames in France.
The horrific tragedy took place outside a ferry terminal near Dunkirk on Wednesday evening.
There was ‘an explosion in the trailer’ as the HGV travelling from Poland to Britain went through customs at the Loon-Plage port.
‘An emergency call was made soon after 7pm,’ said a local police spokesman. ‘By the time firefighters reached the scene, the tarpaulin cover of the lorry trailer was alight.
According to the Albanian online newspaper, gazeta-shqip.com, Erinda applied twice for a British visa and in two occasions she was refused entry. Her dad said that: “this matter made her so upset, that she chose to enter the country illegally, in a desperate bid to join her fiance in Britain.”
Dunkirk prosecutor Eric Fouard confirmed that the migrants were ‘carbonised’ in the blaze, with an initial enquiry pointing towards ‘an accident’.
After visiting the scene, Mr Fouard said the truck, which was carrying foam insulating material, was practically destroyed.
One theory is that a stray cigarette may have caused the fire, and forensic experts are carrying out tests on the remains.
The incident highlights the massive dangers migrants face as they try to get to the UK in the back of lorries and shows that despite some political and economical progress, Albanians from Albanian Lands are still risking their lives to leave their countries for a better life in European Union.