France arrests four people over fatal sinking
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Following the fatal sinking of a migrant boat in the Channel, four people have been arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter.

The vessel they were aboard got into difficulty near Calais on Saturday, killing six men.

There were more than 50 other people rescued by French and British coastguards.

According to reports, French judges are also considering charging the Iraqi and Sudanese suspects with further offenses.

French media reports that two of those detained have links to human trafficking networks.

According to reports, the majority of people on board were Afghans, with some Sudanese also aboard.

About ten people were turned away from boarding the vessel due to overcrowding, despite paying people smugglers €2,000 ($2,200; £1,700) for a place.

The smugglers promised him a “good boat” – something at least 10m (32ft) long – but what they were given was only 3m.

A few of Karim’s friends were allowed aboard, and he believes they were killed along with others.

The journey was also survived by Idris, who ended up back in France after surviving the journey.

A 22-year-old told Reuters that there were too many passengers on the plane.

There were very strong waves, and the boat split up.

It is estimated that half the passengers fell into the water and were swallowed up by the sea. The remaining passengers tried to stay alive with the help of their lifebuoys.”

In spite of this, many people are willing to take the risk.

More than 17,000 migrants have entered the UK so far this year after crossing the Channel, according to figures released on Thursday.

The number of people arriving in small boats on Wednesday alone exceeded 400.