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25 Nov 2021

English Channel deaths: Children and pregnant woman among victims

Correspondent

Twenty-seven people lost their lives making the perilous journey across the Channel yesterday.

Home Secretary Priti Patel said she was shocked  but “not surprised ” and suggested joint UK-French patrols could be used across the northern French border.

While Emmanuel Macron has said stronger European cooperation is needed to deal with migration, as he described France as a “transit country”.