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Man dies in English Channel after 31-person boat crashes

A man has died trying to cross the English Channel after a boat carrying 31 migrants fell into difficulty in French waters.

Search and rescue teams were called to a small ship near the beaches of the northern town of Berck-sur-Mer, where at least one person was at sea, French maritime authorities said.

Twenty-five individuals who remained on board were towed to shore, while five were recovered from a sandbank by firefighters.

A man, apparently a Sudanese national aged around 20, was announced dead at the scene.

An investigation was opened into this incident by the French prosecutor.

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