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Friday, February 04, 2005

UK: Cockling victims remembered one year on

from BBC:

More than 100 people gathered on the shores of Morecambe Bay on Friday to mark a year since the cockling disaster, in which 23 Chinese died.

The cockle pickers, who had come to the UK in search of work, drowned in rising tides off Hest Bank on 5 February 2004.
Gina Tan, a leading member of the Chinese community in Morecambe and organiser of the event, said: "This was a terrible tragedy and many workers drowned. They were taken away by the sea.
"We are still very worried it will happen again. People are still going out there picking and I beg people not to do it. It is dangerous."

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