Paris: 31 killed as boat carrying refugees sinks off the English Channel. Several people are missing. The victims were trying to cross into England illegally from Calais, France.
The English Channel is a 560 km long sea that separates Britain from France. There are many mafia groups that deliver people from war and famine-stricken countries to European countries through the English Channel.
The French and British forces and the Coast Guard are still searching the area. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called an emergency meeting to assess the situation.