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KRG to repatriate 16 bodies of migrants drowned in the English Channel

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - KRG on Friday at 3:45am will receive the bodies of 16 migrants who tragically drowned in the English Channel on November 24, 2021. The repatriation is at the behest of Prime Minister Masrour Barzani.

This was delayed for a month due to the identification process conducted with cooperation between the Prime Minister’s office, the Ministry of Interior, the Department of Foreign Relations, the KRG representation in France, and other offices.

The KRG offers its condolences to the families of those who died and emphasises that smugglers who take advantage of Kurdistan Region citizens will not escape justice and will be pursued by the authorities.

Jotiar Adil
KRG spokesperson