French rescue nearly 190 migrants trying to cross Channel

4/9/2022 4:53:00 AM

French rescue nearly 190 migrants trying to cross Channel

French rescue nearly 190 migrants trying to cross Channel

LILLE, France, Sept 4 — French officials rescued nearly 190 migrants trying to cross the Channel, the stretch of water between northern France and southern England, in a series...

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Sunday, 04 Sep 2022 9:17 AM MYT LILLE, France, Sept 4 — French officials rescued nearly 190 migrants trying to cross the Channel, the stretch of water between northern France and southern England, in a series of operations yesterday the authorities said.In the early hours of Saturday a navy patrol recovered around 60 people off the French coast, said Premar, the coastal authorities, in a statement.The formal probe follows preliminary investigations and will look into allegations of blackmail by an armed gang, kidnapping and membership of a criminal conspiracy, Beccuau said in the statement.They rescued another 50 later that morning.More than three years after the massive blaze, eight glass manufactures from France have begun the painstaking operation to clean and restore 39 high windows in the medieval cathedral’s nave, choir, transept and sacristy.Bringing them back to French territory.Pogba, who rejoined Juventus in July after leaving Manchester United, released a statement on Sunday saying he is the victim of extortion attempts and threats from an organised gang and that authorities in Italy and France are investigating the matter.France's paramilitary gendarmes meanwhile were also called out on Saturday morning, rescuing 47 people off the north coast, with another 29 recovered later in the day.The others risk between five and 20 years in prison.

In all, nearly 190 people were rescued in less than 24 hours, said a statement from Premar.― Reuters Advertisement.“There is a major cleaning phase, to wash off both the blaze’s dust and the dirt resulting from human breath, as well as candle soot, so we can put the windows back into place and give back full brightness to Notre-Dame,” she said.Increasing numbers of migrants seeking to reach England are trying to cross the Channel in makeshift boats now that the authorities have added extra security to the port of Calais and the cross-Channel tunnel.The sea crossing is particularly dangerous because the Channel is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world.France's interior ministry estimates that 20,000 people attempted the crossing between January 1 and June 13 of this year: up 68 per cent on the same period last year.Notre-Dame’s stained-glass windows were created by architect Eugene Viollet-le-Duc, who also designed the 96-metre spire.The British government released similar figures last month, and in late August, announced a single-day record of 1,295 migrants detected attempting the crossing from France."It is better not to expect much from it so as not to be disappointed.

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