Wed. Dec 8th, 2021

Somali among the two survivors of Channel boat tragedy

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A Somali was one of the two people who survived the fatal attempt to cross the English Channel that separates the UK from France, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin has said.

The other survivor was from Iraq.

The two are in a critical condition with severe hypothermia and are being treated in a French hospital.

At least 27 people drowned on Wednesday as they were trying to make the journey in a small inflatable boat. Their identities are not yet known.

It’s the worst tragedy since the area became a common crossing point for migrants in 2018. Four suspected people smugglers have been arrested.

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