The UK and France agree need for action after boat deaths

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The UK and France will keep all options on the table to stop migrants crossing the English Channel after 27 people drowned yesterday. The UK prime minister and French president said trafficking gangs were risking lives following the worst-recorded migrant tragedy in the Channel. Four people have been arrested in connection with the fatal crossing. Five women and a girl were among the dead. It was earlier reported 31 people had died, but the total was revised down overnight.

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