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Calais, France (AP) — At least 31 immigrants to England died when a boat sank in the English Channel. The French Minister of the Interior calls it the greatest tragedy involving immigrants at dangerous crossroads to date.
Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said 34 people are believed to be on the boat.
Authorities found 31 bodies and two survivors, one still appearing to be missing.
according to Associated PressThe bodies found contained five women and one girl.
The nationality of the traveler was not immediately known.
Dharmanin told reporters in the French port city of Calais that four suspected traffickers were arrested on suspicion of being involved in a sunken ship.
Two of the suspects later appeared in court, the press reported.
Activists demonstrated outside Calais on Wednesday night, accusing the government of not doing enough to meet the needs of migrants.
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