The French government says at least 5 migrants headed for the UK have drowned in the Channel after their dinghy sank off the coast of Calais. There are fears the death toll could be even higher, as a fisherman has reported the discovery of about fifteen bodies in the water.
French authorities have announced that several migrants headed for the UK have drowned in the Channel near Calais after their boat sank.
At least 20 migrants are reported dead after their boat sank in the English Channel as they were trying to reach the shores of the United Kingdom. Their identities are unclear as of now.
What people are saying?
Bella Wallersteiner Over 20 migrantsheadedfor the UK have drowned in the Channel today. Absolutely tragic. Giving France more money is not going to solve this intractable problem. The State is failing the vulnerable people making this treacherous crossing and the British people.
Firewalled_zaza They did their risk assessment before boarding. France allow them to depart from their shores. Sad at the loss of lives but they shouldn’t have. There is a safer way to seek asylum. UK govt should HV robust deterrent controls to make it less tempting. There is no war in France.