UK emergency staff remove a stretcher holding a body bag from a lifeboat after it returned to Dover following a search and rescue operation in the Channel off the coast of Kent on Wednesday. Photo: via AP
UK emergency staff remove a stretcher holding a body bag from a lifeboat after it returned to Dover following a search and rescue operation in the Channel off the coast of Kent on Wednesday. Photo: via AP
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UK: 4 deaths reported as boat carrying migrants sinks off coast while PM tries to tighten rules

  • British, French authorities involved in rescue operation with lifeboats, helicopters; PM Sunak has been trying to tighten rules to prevent illegal crossings
  • Small boats, often inflatable dinghies, regularly carry people across the Channel from France; this year more than 40,000 have arrived via that route, a record high

UK emergency staff remove a stretcher holding a body bag from a lifeboat after it returned to Dover following a search and rescue operation in the Channel off the coast of Kent on Wednesday. Photo: via AP
UK emergency staff remove a stretcher holding a body bag from a lifeboat after it returned to Dover following a search and rescue operation in the Channel off the coast of Kent on Wednesday. Photo: via AP
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