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27 migrants die when their boat sank off the coast of Calais, France

 French police announced the death of 27 migrants off the coast of Calais, northern France, after their boat sank while trying to cross the Channel to Britain. “Twitter”: “I sympathize with the large number of missing and injured victims of criminal smugglers who take advantage of their misery,” stressing the follow-up to “the situation directly.”



Prior to this incident, the death toll since the beginning of this year was three dead and four missing, and in the year 2020, six people died and three others were missing, compared to four deaths in 2019.


It is reported that, French police arrested 15 people who were facilitating the illegal movement of migrants from France to the United Kingdom, where smugglers, most of whom are citizens of Romania, Pakistan and Vietnam, helped migrants cross the English Channel and reach the United Kingdom illegally, and it is believed that every person must He paid between €3,000 and €6,000 for his transfer to the UK.


 

And the Schengen Visa website quoted the police officer who began the investigation in October 2020, saying that the smuggling group consists of criminals who carefully planned everything from the complicity of drivers to financial backers.

 

According to data provided by the French authorities, the number of boats that attempted to cross the canal during 2021 quadrupled compared to 2019, and the number of boats that successfully crossed the canal in 2019 reached 173. During the same year, 130 migrant boats were intercepted.

 

In contrast, in 2021, more than 728 migrant boats managed to cross the canal, while another 820 were intercepted. This means that more than 18,000 people have reached UK shores this year alone.

 

The number of migrant boats that crossed the canal last year was also high, and figures show that in 2020, 641 migrant boats crossed the canal and 575 were intercepted.

 

The British Home Secretary and the French Interior Minister had previously agreed that the two countries must find a solution to prevent the illegal crossing of the canal.

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