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Thirty-one people drown after refugee boat capsizes in Channel, French minister confirms – latest


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French interior minister Gérald Darmanin says five women and one young girl among those who have drowned

  • At least 30 reported dead after dinghy capsizes in Channel

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People protest about migrants’ rights gather with posters outside the port of Calais, France after at least 31 migrants died.

Photograph: Michel Spingler/AP

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French interior minister Gérald Darmanin says five women and one young girl among those who have drowned

The MP for Calais Pierre Henri Dumont told Sky News that he believes 29 bodies have been found.

British Red Cross chief executive Mike Adamson said: “Reports of more lives lost today in theChannel are truly heartbreaking and come far too soon after other recent deaths on this route.

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