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27 migrants drown in English Channel boat tragedy

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Twenty-seven migrants died after their boat capsized in the English Channel, the French Interior Ministry has said. A spokesperson for the ministry on Thursday said that the death toll of the tragedy, which was revised down from 31, was still preliminary. On Wednesday evening, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin had spoken of 31 dead and 33 people on board of the vessel that sank. Two people were rescued, he said. The spokesperson said nothing conclusive could be said yet about how many people were on board of the boat. Four smugglers who may have been involved in the failed crossing from…

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