AT least 27 UK-bound migrants drowned yesterday when their tiny inflatable capsized — hours after French police had simply watched overloaded dinghies heading into the Channel. A young girl was among the victims in the deadliest day of the crossings crisis . The horror in rough seas off Calais sparked fresh fury at failure to end the misery. Boris Johnson accused France of letting traffickers "get away with murder". In the biggest single loss of life since records began in 2014, an inflatable craft overturned, tipping around 50 people into icy waters. A French fisherman raised the alarm at 2pm after finding 15 bodies floating off Calais. It comes as: Boris Johnson accuses French of allowing migrant smugglers to 'get away with murder' Inflatable dinghy that sank in Channel, killing 27, was 'frail' and like a 'paddling pool' France warned a year ago that turning a blind eye to Channel crossings would create a graveyard at sea Last night France confirmed at least 27 migrants had died — including five women and a girl. At 7.15pm — 6.15pm UK time — a grey naval rescue boat bearing the victims edged into the Port of Calais. Two survivors were seen wrapped… Read full this story
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