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Three people were arrested in the United Kingdom

Three people were arrested in the United Kingdom

Five people, including a girl, died on Tuesday while crossing the channel from France.

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A migrant boat crosses the canal on April 22, 2024.  (BEN STANSALL/AFP)

British police announced the arrest of three men on Wednesday, April 24, the day after five migrants, including a girl, died while crossing the Channel from France. The suspects are two Sudanese aged 19 and 22 and a South Sudanese aged 22. “Facilitating illegal immigration and illegal entry into the United Kingdom”According to the British crime agency, the NCA.

In addition to the girl, three men and a woman were among the victims, Pas-de-Calais department chief Jacques Billant said Tuesday. The three men arrested were remanded in custody on Tuesday evening and will be questioned in Kent, in the south of England. Fifty-five people believed to have been on the boat have been identified, the NCA said.

According to the prefect of Pas-de-Calais, about 112 people, mostly Syrians and Iraqis, were on board. The boat took off at 5am, but the engine stopped a few hundred meters from the shore, and the people fell into the water. About fifty migrants were rescued and then landed at Boulogne-sur-Mer. Others returned to the United Kingdom.

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