28 Oct 2020

Four members of Kurdish-Iranian family killed in English Channel crossing

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

They were a young couple in their thirties with two children, aged nine and six, and a 15-month-old baby who has yet to be found.

The Kurdish-Iranian family who died when their boat capsized in the English Channel had been trying to seek a better life in the UK.

They were never to arrive.

Fifteen others who were on board the boat have been taken to hospital, while the French authorities have opened an investigation into what happened.