Stowaway boat capsizes in the English Channel, killing at least 27 people-BBC News

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British and French authorities sent rescuers to search and rescue after the incident.

A small boat carrying smugglers overturned in the English Channel, killing at least 27 people, including five women and one girl. French officials said that after the incident, four smuggling snakeheads had been arrested in connection with the incident.

These smugglers were riding in an inflatable dinghy, crossing the English Channel that separates the UK and the European continent, trying to smuggle to the UK, but the dinghy was frustrated on the way and they fell into the water.

After the incident, Britain and France jointly launched air and sea rescue operations. French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said that the boat was carrying 34 people, two of whom were rescued, and one person was missing.

A French Volunteer Maritime Rescue Ship carrying the bodies of immigrants arrived in Port Calais, France.

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A French Volunteer Maritime Rescue Ship carrying the bodies of immigrants arrived in Port Calais, France.

French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said that the boat was carrying 34 people, two of whom were rescued and one person was missing.

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French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said that the boat was carrying 34 people, two of whom were rescued and one person was missing.

Damanen described the inflatable boats these stowaways were very fragile, describing it as “like an inflatable swimming pool used in the back garden.”

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