A young man of not more than 18 years rushed towards me at London Bridge Station and said he just wanted to say hello.KALTUM GUYO
A bit weird, I thought. He informed me that he had just come off a lorry from Calais, in France, to England. (The Calais ‘jungle’ camp has since been closed.)
The young man said although he was in a rush, he still had to stop and say hello after seeing a familiar face in me. My jaw dropped.
I looked at him with bewilderment. I was really scared for him and still am. He seemed to know where he was going.
However, as he disappeared quickly into the crowd after our brief exchange, I gathered that he was from Eritrea.London stowaway
Many people who dared to travel to Europe on the back of a lorry have ended up dead. The young Eritrean is among the lucky few.
There has been a spike in migrants’ deaths in lorries in Europe this decade.