Border policing practices slammed after drowning of Nigerian woman in French Alps

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It was on May 9th when electricity workers discovered the body at a barrage across the icy cold waters of the Durance river, at the village of Saint-Martin-de-Queyrières in the foothills of the Alps in south-east France. The spot was about 15 kilometres downstream from where the river begins its course, at 2,400 metres, close to the border with Italy.