Channel deaths: Three children and seven women among the 27 who died in tragedy – as picture emerges of flimsy boat involved | UK News


The 27 people who died yesterday while attempting to cross the Channel to the UK from France included 17 men, seven women and two teenage boys and a girl, French prosecutors have said.

It comes as a picture of the flimsy boat used by the group has been seen by Sky News.

Following the deadliest day of the current migrant crisis, French Interior Minister Gerard Darmanin attacked the UK’s migration approach, saying that Britain had handled the crisis badly.

He also said other countries such as Belgium and Germany could do more to help France tackle illegal migrants and human trafficking issues.

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French President Emmanuel Macron called for “stronger” European co-operation to deal with the crisis and said French security forces are mobilised “day and night” to try and prevent people from crossing the Channel, but added that by the time migrants are on the coastline it…



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