Tragedy at sea claims 31 lives in deadliest day of Channel crisis
Two survivors in intensive care as four are arrested after deaths in boat described as like ‘a pool you blow up in your garden’
At least 31 people including five women and a young girl have died trying to cross the Channel to the UK in an inflatable dinghy, officials say, in what is the deadliest incident since the current crisis began.
Two survivors are in intensive care while police have arrested four people suspected of being linked to the drownings. The International Organisation for Migration said it was the biggest single loss of life in the Channel since it began collecting data in 2014.