Ivory Coast clears houses close to airport after deadly stowaway incident

Construction crews began leveling homes deemed too close to the airport in Ivory Coast’s commercial capital on Thursday, part of a crackdown on informal settlements after a teenage boy died earlier this month as a flight stowaway.

The tragedy involving an Air France jet bound for Paris underscored the risks that many in the West African nation are willing to take for a chance to live in Europe when they lack visas and the financial means to take commercial flights.

Authorities said the evictio…
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