A seven-year-old woman dies attempting to cross the English Channel in a small boat with 16 migrants | EUROtoday

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A seven-year-old woman drowned on Sunday within the capsize of a small boat with 16 migrants on board who had been attempting to achieve the United Kingdom from the north of FranceI level to the prefecture.

The boat “was not of the appropriate size to transport so many people,” the prefecture of the Northern area stated in a press release, and capsized within the channel, just a few kilometers from the mouth of this watercourse within the English Channel.

Police and firefighters responded to the scene after an individual who was within the space raised the alarm, the prefecture added.

The woman's dad and mom, who had been touring with three different of their youngsters, had been taken to a hospital in Dunkirkindicated the identical supply.

The “apparently stolen” boat was carrying one other couple, two extra males and 6 young children. They had been all taken to the hospital.

Twelve migrants misplaced their lives in 2023 when attempting to cross the English Channel, based on French authorities.

In 2023, 29,437 migrants arrived illegally on English shores, in comparison with 45,774 in 2022, a report yr, based on figures from the British Home Office.