A tragedy in the Channel


by the Guardian

the Guardian— At least 27 people died when their boat sank in the Channel attempting to reach the UK. Diane Taylor reports on a tragedy that was long in the making – and avoidable Pregnant women and three children were among the 27 people who drowned trying to cross the Channel in an inflatable boat. The tragedy occurred on Wednesday and is the deadliest incident since the migration crisis began. Diane Taylor has been reporting on the crisis from both sides of the Channel for years as people-smugglers have...

The Independent—Migrant tragedy: What do we know about the people who died in the Channel?. ‘I don’t know if we are going to make it’, one man making the crossing told his friend before he disappeared

BBC News—Channel tragedy: Whose lives were lost off Calais?. At least 27 people died trying to reach the UK by boat. Officials are trying to find their identities.

the Guardian—Why Channel tragedy is unlikely to soften Tory approach. Analysis: Priti Patel under pressure to reduce crossings by a No 10 and PM heavily influenced by newspaper front pages When Boris Johnson addressed restive backbenchers last week with his party gripped by a sleaze crisis, the topic of stopping small boats crossing the Channel was raised by more colleagues than any other, according to one MP present. While overall asylum applications are down on a year ago, the sharp increase in the number of arrivals by this dangerous and very visible route was...