Kurdish 24-year-old woman first confirmed victim of Channel crossing | ITV News

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Published on 26 Nov 2021, 23:16
The first victim of Wednesday's Channel crossing which left 27 people dead, including children and a heavily pregnant woman, has been named as Mariam Nouri Hamadameen.

The 24-year-old - also known as Baran - was from northern Iraq where her death was reported in Kurdish media.

Her husband told The Daily Telegraph that he was following Mariam's movements using GPS, as she made the perilous crossing in a bid to join him in the UK.

Almost four hours and 20 minutes into her boat journey the GPS signal suddenly cut off, her husband said, and this is believed to be when the boat capsized.

“I am in a very bad state,” he said.

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