Migrant deaths: Five arrested after boat sinks, killing 27

A dinghy carrying people thought to be migrants, arrives on a beach in Dungeness, Kent.
A dinghy carrying people thought to be migrants, arrives on a beach in Dungeness, Kent.

French Interior Minister has said that five people have been apprehended by authorities over the Channel incident

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Five people have been arrested after Channel migrant boat sinks, killing at least 27, according the French Interior Minister.

Emergency services were alerted yesterday evening that a boat carrying migrants capsized.

Five women and a girl have died.

Over 25,000 migrants have crossed into Britain this year, three times higher than the 2020 figure.

More details as they emerge.