Migrant Boat Capsizes in English Channel; Dozens Feared Dead

Although officials offered few confirmed details, it appeared to be one of the deadliest days in the channel in recent memory.

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French police officers patrol on the beach in the searcher migrants in Wimereux, northern France, Wednesday, Nov.17, 2021. Several migrants died and others were injured Wednesday Nov.24, 2021 when their boat capsized off Calais in the English Channel as they tried to cross from France to Britain, authorities said. British and French authorities were searching the area using helicopters and coast guard vessels, according to the French maritime agency for the region. (AP Photo/Louis Witter, File)
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PARIS (AP) — A boat carrying migrants capsized in the English Channel while attempting to cross from France to Britain, killing an unspecified number of people, French authorities said. Dozens were feared dead. Although officials offered few confirmed details, it appeared to be one of the deadliest days in the channel in recent memory. Britain’s prime minister convened a meeting of the government’s crisis committee, and France’s interior minister rushed to see survivors in a…

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