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About 27 migrants died after their boat sank in Channel

Mr Barron said: “Migrants are in unimaginable conditions. The boats don’t have navigation lights or radar receivers.”

Illegal migrants

Local reports which have not been verified said the inflatable boat of migrants was hit by a container ship. Then it flattened like a paddling pool. The victims among them have included three children and a pregnant woman. They are assumed to be Iraqi Kurds or from Somalia.

About 27 migrants died after their boat sank in Channel

As the tragedy was appearing, a fifth distrusted member of the people who designed the crossing was captured. The inflatable boat itself should be carried at most ten people while it carried more than 50 people.

Bernard Barron, president of the SNSM rescue service in Calais, explained the “floating death trap was totally flattened when we discovered it”.

Migrants’ condition

Dozens of migrants assumed to be in two boats, still endangered their lives to crossing to Britain in freezing, windy conditions. A group wearing life jackets and wrapped in blankets were noticed crowded on an RNLI lifeboat before arriving in Dover.

French police from Calais accommodated to save 20 migrants whose boats filled with water as they left ashore on Wednesday night.

French response about migrants tragedy

Gérald Darmanin, French interior minister, blamed the UK for bad control of its illegal immigration enigma. Immigration Minister Kevin Foster replied, “fingerpointing is not very helpful”. So that Britain was contributing more resources to stop the crisis.

According to rescuers, just two men, an Iraqi Kurd and a Somalian made a “miracle escape” from the drowning dinghy. They have shown that a container ship crashed with them.

Mr Barron said: “Migrants are in unimaginable conditions. The boats don’t have navigation lights or radar receivers.”

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