Paris-According to French officials, a boat carrying capsized migrants in the English Channel off France on Wednesday caused “many deaths.”
French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, Said on twitter That he was heading to the scene off the coast of Curry. He also criticized “the criminal nature of the smugglers who organize these crossroads.”
“The wreck that happened in the strait is a tragedy,” said Prime Minister Jean Castex. I said on Twitter. According to French media reports, the accident killed more than 20 people and some 27. The press could not be confirmed immediately.
Local maritime officials said they sent out rescue vessels and helicopters shortly after fishing vessels warned that several were missing in the waters off Calais.
“The operation is still underway and some of the wrecked people have been picked up,” the maritime prefecture in the region said in a statement.