UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was “shocked” after dozens of migrants were reported to have died on Wednesday, November 24 in the English Channel while attempting to cross from France.
French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin put the death toll at 31, telling reporters that he offered condolences to the victims.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that it may be the deadliest incident to occur in the channel since it began a tracking program in 2014.
“I am shocked, appalled and deeply saddened by the loss of life at sea in the channel,” said Johnson, in a video released on Wednesday evening. “This disaster underscores how dangerous it is to cross the channel in this way.” Credit: @10DowningStreet via Storyful