News Karnataka
Saturday, December 09 2023

London: 696 migrants cross English Channel in single-day record high

696 migrants cross English Channel in single-day record high
Photo Credit : IANS

London: At least 696 migrants have crossed the Channel to the UK in a single day, a record for the year so far.

The migrants made the journey in 14 boats on Monday, dpa news agency quoted the Ministry of Defence (MoD) as saying.

Large groups of migrants, including young children, were seen being brought ashore in Ramsgate before leaving the Kent port on double-decker buses.

More than 17,000 people have arrived in the UK after navigating busy shipping lanes from France in small boats such as dinghies in 2022, according to British government figures.

Share this:
Support NewsKarnataka's quality independent journalism with a small contribution.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Editor's Pick

Find the best odds at 10Cric and IPL Betting 2023! Signup today and get up to a 100% deposit bonus.

To get the latest news on WhatsApp