Channel tragedy: Whose lives were lost off Calais?

Channel tragedy: Whose lives were lost off Calais?

Nov 25, 2021 by BBC News - Home

Key Facts

  • It is now known that 17 men, seven women and three children died 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.
  • The BBC has spoken to several charities, who said many of the dead appear to have been Kurds from Iraq and Iran.
  • — Masrour Barzani (@masrour_barzani) November 25, 2021 View original tweet on Twitter Handa Majed, founder of the Kurdish Umbrella charity, said she had been in touch with various sources who were trying to identify those who died.

  • Kurdish journalist Ranj Peshdari, who said he had spoken to people on the ground in France, echoed those initial reports about the backgrounds of the dead.

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