At least 30 migrants drown in English Channel in desperate bid to reach the UK

At least 33 migrants along with children drowned in deadliest English Channel tragedy

Several migrants drowned while trying to cross the Channel in an inflatable dinghy to reach Britain on Wednesday, reports said – a coastguard official said a rescue operation was still underway

At least 33 people have died after their dinghy capsized while trying to cross the English Channel from France to the UK, local reports say.

Five women and a girl are reportedly among the victims confirmed dead so far in what has been described as the deadliest incident of its kind ever.

Two suspected people smugglers are currently in custody in Calais after being arrested north of Dunkirk near the Belgian border, according to French daily newspaper Liberation.

The Dunkirk prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation for “assistance with entry to illegal residence in an organised group” and “aggravated manslaughter”.

According to fishermen, more migrants left France’s northern shores than usual to take advantage of calm sea conditions, although the water was bitterly cold.

One fisherman called the rescue services after seeing an empty dinghy and people floating motionless nearby.

Published by technofiend1

Kazan- Kazan National Research Technical University Казанский национальный исследовательский технический университет имени А. Н. Туполева he graduated in Economics in 1982

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