27 people died as a result of the sinking of boats carrying migrants in the English Channel, near Calais; two people survived – according to the consolidated report of the French Ministry of the Interior, presented late on Wednesday evening.
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The AFP agency added that earlier on Wednesday evening, President Emmanuel Macron spoke about 31 people who died in the crash.
After the migrant boats sank near Calais, Macron said France would not allow the English Channel to become a graveyard; he said he wanted to organize a meeting of EU ministers on the migration crisis .
The French president also asked for an “immediate reinforcement” of Frontex’s resources at the EU’s external borders, the Elysee Palace reported.
Prime Minister Jean Castex announced an inter-ministerial meeting on Thursday in connection with the Calais tragedy.
French Interior Minister Gerard Darmanin announced that four smugglers of people suspected of organizing the smuggling of migrants were detained which ended in a disaster.
He stressed that Wednesday’s accident “is the greatest such tragedy of migrants we have seen” on the English Channel.
According to British services, 22,000 people traveled through the English Channel in the first 10 months of the year. migrants.
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