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‘I’ll try to get across’: people camped out in Dunkirk still hope to reach UK

News of Channel deaths has reached camp, but many still plan to pay people smugglers huge amounts in hope of a better life

Everybody at the camp on the outskirts of Dunkirk, little more than a scrappy collection of tents with no toilets or running water, has heard about the 27 people who drowned on Wednesday.

Everybody knows the risks. But everybody says they still have the same plan, to try to get on a boat to the UK, because they do not believe that death will come to them – and because of their hope for a better life.

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