Provisional toll of Channel migrant tragedy revised to 27 dead


The latest toll of the sinking of a dinghy carrying migrants attempting to cross the Channel from France to the UK on Wednesday is at least 27 dead, including seven women, one of whom was pregnant, and three children, while two survivors are critically ill in hospital.

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At least 27 people died on Wednesday in the worst recorded migrant tragedy in the Channel and French officials are trying to identify who they were, reports BBC News.