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November 2021 English Channel disaster

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November 2021 English Channel disaster
Part of the English Channel migrant crossings (2018–present)
Date24 November 2021
Locationnear Calais, France
CauseVessel capsized
Non-fatal injuries2

On 24 November 2021, an inflatable dinghy carrying migrants from France to the United Kingdom flipped over in the English Channel. This killed 27 of the 30 people on board. It is believed to be the deadliest incident in the English Channel.[1]

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was "shocked, appalled and deeply saddened" by the incident.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Dutzende Tote im Ärmelkanal: »Diese Tragödie ist die Folge der Fehler von Boris Johnson«" [Dozens of dead in the English Channel: »This tragedy is the result of Boris Johnson's mistakes]. Der Spiegel (in German). 25 November 2021. ISSN 2195-1349. Retrieved 25 November 2021.
  2. Ambrose, Tom; Davies, Caroline (24 November 2021). "Thirty-one people drown after refugee boat capsizes in Channel, French minister confirms – latest". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 November 2021.