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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 03:50 PM

At Least 31 Dead After Migrant Boat Capsizes in English Channel

Source: NY Times

By Aurelien Breeden and Constant Méheut

Nov. 24, 2021 Updated 2:21 p.m. ET

PARIS — At least 31 people drowned off the coast of France on Wednesday, after a boat carrying migrants trying to reach Britain capsized in the English Channel, according to the French authorities.

Gérald Darmanin, France’s interior minister, said that the dead, including 5 women and a little girl, were part of a group of 33 migrants. There was no immediate word on where the migrants were from.

The death toll, one of the worst for migrants crossing the Channel in recent years, came only a few days after French and British authorities had reached an agreement to do more to stem the number of people taking to the sea.

“The shipwreck that occurred in the Channel is a tragedy,” Jean Castex, the French prime minister, said on Twitter.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/24/world/europe/migrants-boat-capsize-calais.html

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 03:57 PM

1. Awful.

Reminds me of not-tragic Thanksgiving story/book, 'Coming/Going to America.'

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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 08:21 PM

2. it's heart-breaking

the risks people will take.....I cannot even imagine the desperation that makes them take such risks

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Thu Nov 25, 2021, 04:34 AM

3. Very sad. nt

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