2,318 migrants evacuated from Jungle camp

Four hundred minors have also been "taken to provisional reception centres" within the camp ahead of their transfer elsewhere, he added.

AFP| Last Updated: Oct 25, 2016, 04:25 AM IST

Paris: A total of 2,318 migrants were "taken to shelter" on the first day of the French authorities' operation to dismantle the notorious Jungle camp in the port of Calais, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said today.

Of these, "1,918 adults left Calais on board 45 buses to go to 80 reception and orientation centres situated in 11 regions of France," Cazeneuve told reporters.

Four hundred minors have also been "taken to provisional reception centres" within the camp ahead of their transfer elsewhere, he added.