Afghan immigrant attempts to cross the Channel on a raft with bedsheets for sails

Telegraph:

Asif Hussainkhil was saved after being picked up less than two nautical miles off Sangatte near Calais.

A young Afghan man has been rescued by the French coastguard after risking his life trying to reach Britain on a makeshift raft fashioned from three planks and propelled by a bed sheet sail.

Asif Hussainkhil, 33, was picked up less than two nautical miles off Sangatte near Calais, when he was spotted by a ferry as he tried to make the 21-mile Channel crossing.

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Categories: Europe, France

1 reply

  1. It is rather strange that he risked his live just to get to far away Britain when Afghanistan is almost surrounded by countries which share his muhammadan faith.

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