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Five migrants have drowned trying to reach the UK

Five migrants have drowned trying to reach the UK

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At daybreak on Tuesday, April 23, five migrants, including a 7-year-old girl, drowned while trying to cross the canal. The canoe hit a sandbar and then took off again‧ many passengers fell into the crowd.
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At daybreak on Tuesday, April 23, five migrants, including a 7-year-old girl, drowned while trying to cross the canal. After the boat hit a sandbar many passengers again fell into the crowd.

On Tuesday, April 23, 58 migrants survived A hellish crossing of the canal. They were looked after by the British authorities. A few hours earlier, three men, a woman and a 7-year-old girl were found dead in the sea near Wimereux (Pas-de-Calais). “Daddy fell into our arms before (…). He is in tears, he saw his little daughter die before his eyes.Dany Patoux, a volunteer with the displaced aid group Osmose 62, testifies.

112 migrants on the boat

At dawn, the sea is calm, the wind is moderate, but the boat is heavily loaded: 112 people, crammed together. The canoe hits a sandbar and leaves. A panic ensues. Some of the emigrants continue on their way. 47 people were brought ashore, including four hospitalized. For the mayor of Wimereux, these shortcuts are unacceptable. There are a lot of traffickers in this area. The delivery of marine equipment was intercepted by the police. Since January, 6,200 migrants have successfully crossed in makeshift boats.

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