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Blog # 146

BLOG # 146

The migrant boat was like ‘a pool you blow up in your garden,’ a French official says. (4)

(4) https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/11/25/world/migrants-boat-capsize-calais/the-migrant-boat-was-like-a-pool-you-blow-up-in-your-garden-a-french-official-says

Gérald Darmanin, France’s interior minister, said that the dead, including five women and a little girl, were part of a group whose “extremely fragile” inflatable boat was found completely deflated by rescuers. French officials had previously given a death toll of 31, but later revised the figure.
Two people were rescued but were hospitalized with severe hypothermia. It was still unclear where the migrants were from, Mr. Darmanin told reporters from Calais.
“It’s an absolute tragedy that fills us with anger,” he said.

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