Four members of a Kurdish-Iranian family who paid people smugglers £21,600 for a new life in Britain drowned while trying to cross the Channel - after a relative ‘begged’ them not to go, it emerged today. Construction worker Rasoul Iran-Nejad, 35, his wife Shiva Mohammad Panahi, 35, along with Anita, nine, and Armin, six, perished after the crammed sightseeing boat they were travelling in capsized in rough conditions, with winds of up to 57mph and five-foot waves. Their toddler son, Artin, is yet to be found, BBC Persian reported, but French officials have called off searches and said there is no hope of finding any more survivors. Two migrant adults are also reportedly still missing. Mr Iran-Nejad had sold everything in the hope of achieving a better future for his family, his brother, Khalil Irannazhad, said in a phone call from their home city of Sardasht in western Iran, near the Iraqi border. He revealed that it was the family’s third attempt at crossing into Britain, following two abortive tries via train. Tragic final pictures have emerged showing the family in France hours before their fateful journey. The Iran-Nejads, whose initial destination was due to have been Germany or Switzerland, are thought to have sold all… Read full this story
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