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Migrant woman found dead on northern French beach

September 27, 2023

SANGATTE, France: The body of an Eritrean woman migrant was found on a beach near the French port city of Calais on Tuesday, local authorities and aid groups said.

She was discovered at Bleriot-Plage, following a night when French maritime authorities reported multiple attempts to cross the Channel to Britain in favourable weather. Firefighters “intervened this morning to aid a young woman in cardio-respiratory arrest”, the prefecture of the Pas-de-Calais department told AFP. The woman was “an Eritrean national born in 1999,” prosecutors in nearby Boulogne-sur-Mer said, adding that her body was “being examined”.