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Migrant Boat Capsizes In English Channel; At Least 27 Dead

Migrant Boat Capsizes In English Channel; At Least 27 Dead

Paris, Nov 24 (AP) At least 27 migrants bound for Britain died when their boat sank in the English Channel in an unusually deadly sinking on the dangerous crossing, according to a French police official. A joint French-British operation to search for survivors was still under way Wednesday evening. About 50 people were believed to be in the boat when it sank, according to the official, who was not authorised to be publicly named..

Paris, Nov 24 (AP) At least 27 migrants bound for Britain died when their boat sank in the English Channel in an unusually deadly sinking on the dangerous crossing, according to a French police official. A joint French-British operation to search for survivors was still under way Wednesday evening. About 50 people were believed to be in the boat when it sank, according to the official, who was not authorised to be publicly named.

The nationalities of the travellers were not released. (AP) .

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first published:November 25, 2021, 00:45 IST