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The two survivors of the shipwreck in the English Channel have obtained a residence permit

2021-12-02T18:37:36.904Z

The two survivors of the shipwreck which caused the death of 27 migrants in the Channel last week, were issued with a "provisional authorization ...



The two survivors of the shipwreck which caused the death of 27 migrants in the Channel last week, were issued a "

temporary authorization to stay

" in France, a source within the services of the AFP told AFP on Thursday. State. An Iraqi Kurd and a Somali, the only two exiles who survived the sinking which generated a European electroshock, were received by the authorities and "

a provisional residence permit of six months was issued to them

", underlined this source. These two people are also “

accommodated by the State in reception and examination centers

”. If the Somali national "

seems to have mourned England

", the young Iraqi Kurdish "

does not wish to engage in an asylum request in France and his objective remains to go to Great Britain

”, state the state services in the North.

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On November 24, 17 men, seven women, two teenagers and a child were killed in the sinking of their boat on its way to the English coast, in still unclear circumstances.

In an interview with the Iraqi Kurdish channel Rudaw, a few days after the tragedy, the Kurdish survivor claimed that their tire had started to deflate during the crossing and that the people on board had repeatedly called the British and French authorities to try to get help.

After a while we called the French police for help and told them the engine was broken,

” he said.

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The French police “

told us we were in British waters and we called the British police, who told us to call the French police.

Two people called on the French and British side.

The British police did not help us, while the French police said

“You are in British waters, we cannot intervene” ”.

The investigation, relocated to Paris, is still underway to shed light on this shipwreck of an unprecedented scale in the Channel and to identify the 27 victims.

Source: lefigaro

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