Desperate people continue to try to cross the Channel after a dinghy tragedy killed 27 people.

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After a dinghy tragedy that killed 27 people, desperate people continue to try to reach the UK.

Efforts to identify the 27 people whose lives were lost when their dinghy sank in the English Channel on one of the darkest days of the migrant crisis are still ongoing today.

After 27 people died, including women and children, when their dinghy deflated yesterday, desperate people have continued to cross the Channel in small boats this morning.

Two boats believed to be carrying around 40 people arrived on British shores on Thursday, demonstrating the sheer scale of the desperation and determination of those attempting to cross the Channel from France.

It comes as efforts to identify the 27 people who perished in the Channel during one of the most tumultuous days of the migrant crisis continue.

Three children, seven women, and seventeen men, according to a source at the French prosecutor’s office.

One of the women was believed to be expecting a child.

Two people survived the incident and are being treated for hypothermia in the hospital.

They are believed to be Iraqis.

Hundreds of people were supported by Border Force officials after arriving in the UK in the early hours of this morning, according to photographs taken in Dover this morning.

They were wrapped in scarves and blankets and taken on a private bus from the harbor.

“What makes people cross the Channel is that there are no other routes to get here to claim asylum,” a spokesman for Refugee Action told me.

To apply for asylum in the UK, you must be on British soil.

“The government’s global resettlement scheme is failing, its Afghan resettlement scheme has yet to get off the ground nearly four months after Kabul fell, family reunion options are severely limited, and there are no humanitarian visas available for people to travel here safely.”

“When they have no other choice, people entrust their lives to criminal gangs and board flimsy boats hoping for the best.”

The public prosecutor in France has opened a criminal investigation into the Channel deaths, which the International Organization for Migration has described as the largest single loss of life in the Channel since it began collecting data in 2014.

French authorities detained four men on Wednesday and a fifth on Thursday morning.

Priti, the Home Secretary.

UK news summary from Infosurhoy.

After a dinghy tragedy that killed 27 people, desperate people continue to try to reach the UK.

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Channel deaths: Desperate people continue to try to reach the UK after dinghy tragedy killed 27

A group of people thought to be migrants are brought in to Dover, Kent, by the RNLI, following a small boat incident in the Channel after 27 people died yesterday in the worst-recorded migrant tragedy in the Channel. Picture date: Thursday November 25, 2021. PA Photo. See PA story POLITICS Migrants. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA WirePeople were taken by bus from the port. (Photo: AFP)DOVER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: A border Force vessel comes into port on November 25, 2021 in Dover, England. At least 31 people including five women and a young girl died trying to cross the Channel to the UK in an inflatable dinghy yesterday, in an incident which the International Organisation for Migration described as the biggest single loss of life in the Channel since it began collecting data in 2014. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)Migrants rescued from the English Channel by UK Border Force sit on a bus after arriving in the early hours at Dover harbour, Britain, November 25, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Channel deaths: Desperate people continue to try to reach the UK after dinghy tragedy killed 27

A group of people thought to be migrants are brought in to Dover, Kent, by the RNLI, following a small boat incident in the Channel after 27 people died yesterday in the worst-recorded migrant tragedy in the Channel. Picture date: Thursday November 25, 2021. PA Photo. See PA story POLITICS Migrants. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA WirePeople were taken by bus from the port. (Photo: AFP)DOVER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: A border Force vessel comes into port on November 25, 2021 in Dover, England. At least 31 people including five women and a young girl died trying to cross the Channel to the UK in an inflatable dinghy yesterday, in an incident which the International Organisation for Migration described as the biggest single loss of life in the Channel since it began collecting data in 2014. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)Migrants rescued from the English Channel by UK Border Force sit on a bus after arriving in the early hours at Dover harbour, Britain, November 25, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

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