The French Interior Ministry announced that irregular migrants are trying to reach England by boat from Calais, France, via the English Channel.
A fisherman informed the authorities after seeing bodies in the English Channel.
It was determined that the boat carrying irregular migrants sank, at least 27 irregular migrants lost their lives after the search and 5 irregular migrants lost consciousness.
Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, in a statement on his Twitter account, stated that he was saddened by this incident.
Stating that those who tried to ensure the passage of irregular immigrants to England by boat were guilty, Darmanin shared the information that he was going to the city of Calais.
In the statement made by the Dunkerque Prosecutor’s Office, it was stated that an investigation was launched against those who tried to ensure the passage of irregular migrants to England.
31,500 migrants tried to cross into England, 7,800 of them were rescued
Many irregular migrants living in Calais, struggling to survive in poor conditions, are trying to go to England.
According to data from French authorities, since the beginning of this year, 31,500 irregular migrants have tried to cross from France to England, and 7,800 irregular migrants have been rescued in the English Channel.
Approximately 1,500 irregular migrants sheltering on the roadsides in the city of Grand-Synthe in the north of France were moved to shelter centers with the operation organized by the police on 16 November.