Following thorough investigation into the heartbreaking deaths of 27 migrants during their attempt to cross the Channel in November 2021, French authorities have taken ten individuals into custody on Thursday, May 25 as reported by AFP news agency.
This incident stands as the most devastating recorded tragedy involving migrants in the narrow waterway that separates Britain from mainland Europe.
In the aftermath of the accident, both France and Britain have engaged themselves in blame games, as was seen when a French migrant charity promptly filed a complaint, asserting that the migrants had reached out to authorities from both nations, but help had arrived after more than 10 hours when a French fisherman raised the alarm.
According to AFP, the detained individuals include soldiers associated with the French rescue service, Cross Gris Nez, a federal service responsible for conducting rescues in the Channel. However, Cross Gris Nez has refrained from providing any comments on the matter, and the Manche prefecture has not responded to requests for comment.
The Paris court overseeing the investigation was unavailable for immediate comment at the time of writing this article.