Resignation and sadness after the death of at least 27 immigrants this Wednesday when the boat in which they tried to reach the United Kingdom from France was wrecked. This is the worst recent tragedy in the area. Four suspected traffickers have been arrested. The authorities of the community country have reported that the rescue operation began when a fishing boat alerted that it had seen several castaways in the waters of the Pas de Calais Strait.
Charles Devos, regional director of the Association of Lifeboats (SNSM), has explained that it was very “dramatic and shocking”, and that they recovered six people. When asked if they were all dead, Charles has answered affirmatively adding that there was a pregnant woman and a young woman of 18 or 20 years old.
Activists and members of NGOs gathered at the scene of the tragedy who considered that the human rights of the victims had been trampled on. “It is serious, it makes me angry, it is not normal for things to happen like this, and it is not normal for it to let’s be like this today, “said a resident of the enclave.
London has asked for more control of Paris of the boats that leave Pas de Calais while the French Government blames the islands for having a labor legislation that facilitates the incorporation of people in an irregular situation to work.