Transit migration: 27 people die in a shipwreck off Calais

According to the authorities’ latest assessment, only two people survived. This is the worst accident recorded since the start of the crossings.


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Lhe drama is unprecedented. He was also predictable. At least 27 people have died in the sinking of their boat as they tried to reach the UK. A sea route more and more used by migrants desperately seeking England deemed particularly dangerous for small boats unfit for navigation. On Wednesday evening, La Voix du Nord evoked a possible collision at the origin of the accident.

It was a fisherman who sounded the alert at the beginning of the afternoon, reporting “about fifteen bodies floating off Calais”. Several ships were quickly dispatched to help.



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