At least four dead and 43 rescued after small migrant boat capsizes in English Channel

At least four people have passed away after a small migrant boat with up to 50 on board capsized in the English Channel off the coast of Kent, near Dungeness.

A major search and rescue operation implicating helicopters and lifeboats was launched and is ongoing, with 43 people saved alive – some from the water, others from the vessel.

The boat was carrying between 30 to 50 people – including it is believed, women and children – when it ran into difficulties.

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