UK: 3 dead after migrant boat capsized in English Channel

It’s understood at least three people have died after a migrant boat capsized in the English Channel early this morning.

A rescue operation – involving lifeboats and two helicopters – is under way off the coast of Kent.

A UK government source has confirmed 43 others have been rescued alive – some from the vessel and some from the water.

Tony Smith, a former director general of UK Border Force, says it’s a sad situation.

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