At least 31 dead including child after boat sinks in Channel while trying to reach UK | ITV News

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At least 31 people, including a little girl, have died in the English Channel and others are injured after attempting to make the treacherous journey to the UK in a small boat, France’s interior minister has confirmed.

It is the biggest single loss of life in the Channel since records began in 2014, according to The International Organization for Migration.

It is believed 34 people had been on the dinghy that capsized, added Mr Darmanin, who said around 900 people had attempted to make the journey across the Channel today alone.

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