A group of people wearing life jackets and wrapped in blankets were seen huddled together on board an RNLI lifeboat before they clambered off onto Dover’s shores. They has made the crossing just a day after a dinghy capsized off the coast of Calais, causing dozens to lose their lives.
Two boats reached UK waters on Thursday morning, according to the BBC.
French interior minister Gerald Darmanin said the loss of 27 lives on Wednesday evening was an “absolute tragedy” as he blamed human trafficking gangs who promised people the “El Dorado of England” for a large fee.
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