A migrant was hacked to death and another six badly wounded today when a fight broke out among UK-bound refugees in the so-called Calais “Jungle”.

The bloodbath took place in the early hours of this morning as gangs fought running battles in the giant shantytown, and by the A16 motorway nearby.

The deceased was described by the French authorities as a 37-year-old Ethiopian who had been hoping to claim asylum in Britain.

“Two fights broke out close to the camp between African migrants and Afghans between 2am and 4am,” said a source at the local prefecture.

“Knives and batons were being used, causing one death and leaving six other Ethiopians seriously hurt.”

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