The British Prime Minister’s Office in Downing Street has announced that the Prime Minister has convened a meeting of the Cobra Committee in response to the tragedy of immigrants who died near Calais on the north coast of France.
French President Emmanuel Macron has said he will not allow the English Channel to become.CemeteryHe also announced that the death toll from Wednesday’s disaster had risen to 31 December.
The French president has promised to find out who caused the tragedy.
The International Organization for Migration (IMO) says this is the biggest loss of life since the English Channel began collecting data during an event in 2014, the BBC writes on its website.
The record number of migrants trying to cross the strait between France and Britain has led to increased tensions between London and Paris, AFP writes.
More than 25,700 people have crossed the strait this year, according to the British agency PA. This is three times the total number of such migrants last year.
The increase in the number of visitors to Britain is putting pressure on Johnson’s government and British Home Secretary Priti Patel.
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