31 migrants drown trying to cross dangerous English Channel

Dozens of migrants have died after trying to cross the English Channel in a dinghy.

They were trying to make their way from France to the United Kingdom across one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes on Wednesday when the boat was overwhelmed by strong currents and waves.

A fisherman raised the alarm with emergency services, after reporting an empty dinghy and people floating motionless nearby.


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31 people have been confirmed dead so far, including five women and two children.

The French President has already promised to ‘find and condemn’ those responsible, for what’s already been labelled the worst migrant disaster on record.

While the death toll is at 31 on Thursday morning, it’s understood at least two others are still missing.