20 res­cued from English Chan­nel: coast­guard, me­dia

Pakistan Observer - - INTERNATIONAL -

LON­DON—Twenty peo­ple, in­clud­ing 18 Al­ba­ni­ans, have been res­cued from the English Chan­nel af­ter an in­flat­able boat they were in started tak­ing on wa­ter, of­fi­cials and lo­cal me­dia said on Sun­day.

The Mar­itime and Coast­guard Agency said in a state­ment that a call was made close to mid­night on Satur­day and the in­flat­able boat was found in the early hours of the morn­ing by a search and res­cue he­li­copter, lifeboats and res­cue teams off the coast of the county of Kent. Sky News later re­ported that 18 Al­ba­ni­ans and two Bri­tons were be­ing ques­tioned by border force of­fi­cers.— Reuters

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