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Bodies of suspected Iraqi migrants wash up in France

The bodies of two young men believed to have been trying to cross the Channel into Kent have washed up onto a beach.

They were found yesterday morning in Le Touquet, France, by passersby.

A small craft left behind in a suspected migrant incident in Romney Marsh in June. Picture: Susan Pilcher
A small craft left behind in a suspected migrant incident in Romney Marsh in June. Picture: Susan Pilcher

A few hours separated the discoveries of the bodies, believed to have been a 17-year-old Iraqi-Kurdish boy and 22-year-old Iraqi man.

An inflatable dinghy was discovered nearby, along with two oars, a fuel canister and life vest, reports News 24.

This comes after Home Office figures revealed 725 people have arrived in Kent illegally since January 1.

The first confirmed death from a migrant crossing came on August 9 when a woman fell from a small craft off Ramsgate.

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