At least 22 Malagasy migrants die trying to reach France's Mayotte

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Search and rescue operations continued on Monday after at least 22 people were found drowned, and another 20 were rescued when their boat capsized in the Indian Ocean during an attempted clandestine crossing from Madagascar to the French archipelago of Mayotte, some 400 kilometres further west.

The volunteers helping return the bodies of those who died in the Channel tragedy


All of the 27 bodies recovered after the sinking in the Channel last month of an inflatable dinghy carrying migrants attempting to reach the UK from France were finally identified last week, when official permits were issued for their burials. The dead were from seven different countries, to where their families want their remains to be returned. But, as Nejma Brahim and Sarah Brethes report, the French state will only provide for burials in France, and the costs involved of repatriating the bodies are beyond the relatives’ resources.

Who were the victims of the Channel migrant boat tragedy?

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Questions remain over the identity of the victims of the migrant boat-sinking tragedy in the Channel on Wednesday.

Provisional toll of Channel migrant tragedy revised to 27 dead

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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.

At least nine drownings in stormy seas in southern France

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At least nine people have drowned this week, while others had to be rescued, after attempting to swim in particularly rough and windy conditions along the Mediterranean coast in southern France.