The Cockling Disaster: 10 Years On

Today marks 10 years since 23 Chinese cockle pickers died in Morecambe Bay. Fishermen say the disaster wrecked their livelihoods.

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The Cockling Disaster: 10 Years On

With tides as high as a house that can sweep in as fast as a car, and quicksands capable of swallowing someone whole, Morecambe Bay is no place to put profit before people.

Ten years ago, a gangmaster did just that and killed 23 Chinese cockle pickers.

They were sent out with no knowledge of the area's hazards, no English-language skills, and - for some - no ability to swim.

A decade on, our correspondent Rob Smith has returned to the Bay to speak to those who tried to save the cocklers.

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