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71 migrants intercepted in boats on the Channel

On the Channel between France and England, 71 migrants were intercepted on boats. The coastguards of France and England discovered several boats with different numbers of migrants on their way to the United Kingdom.

Around 4 a.m. this morning, fourteen people were rescued from a boat. They were found by a naval helicopter and taken to a hospital in Boulogne-sur-Mer with hypothermia.

Eight more migrants had been taken there who had been found when they were about to leave. The British Coast Guard found several boats close together with a total of 49 people on board. Many of the migrants were also hypothermic.

Many refugees tried to cross over from the port of Calais in France to England, hoping to get asylum there.

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