Boat Sinks Off French Coast with People Onboard


Molly Hubbard, Writer

19 migrants from Durkik, a commune off the French coast in Northern France, were traveling to the UK, Tuesday October 27, 2020. An effect on the ship sinking has caused 3 people dead, including children. On Tuesday the French Regional Rescue and Surveillance Operation Center has confirmed that survivors of this wreck had been taken to near hospitality in Calaris, and Durkik. French Deputy Minister Marlene Schiappa expressed her feelings to the community by saying, “We learned with great sadness the sinking of a boat transporting 19 migrants to England. Despite the full involvements of state resources in the rescue operation, the death toll is heavy and still unclear.” Adding to this, the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson offered his respects and support to the French authorities as they research and investigate the rest of the case. Lastly, the UK Home Secretary Priti Patel says she is “truly saddened to learn about the tragic loss of life” and, “This tragic news highlights the dangers that come with crossing the channel and I will do everything I can to stop callous criminals exploiting vulnerable people,” she said in her finishing statement. Leaving the French authorities to investigate the scene and case with regards from Priti Patel and Boris Johnson.