UK agrees to open full inquiry into Channel drowning deaths of 27

The British government has announced the launching of a detailed investigation into the drowning last November of 27 people, three of whom were children, during their clandestine crossing of the Channel from France to England, following legal action by lawyers acting for several of the victims' families who suspect 'serious failings' in rescue operations.

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The British government has agreed to launch a full investigation into the drowning of at least 27 people trying to cross the Channel in a small boat last November, reports The Guardian.