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Three folks have been arrested on suspicion of immigration offences after 5 folks together with a baby have been killed as they tried to cross the Channel.

The National Crime Agency stated investigators are questioning two males from Sudan aged 19 and 22, and a 3rd 22-year-old suspect from south Sudan over the tragedy.

They have been arrested on suspicion of facilitating unlawful immigration and coming into the UK illegally.

The 55 surviving boat passengers have already been interviewed and are anticipated to be spoken to additional within the coming days.

Craig Turner, deputy director of investigations for the National Crime Agency stated: “This tragic incident once again demonstrates the threat to life posed by these crossings and bring into focus why it is so important to target the criminal gangs involved in organising them.

“We will do all we can with partners in the UK and France to secure evidence, identify those responsible for this event, and bring them to justice.”

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