British authorities rescued 25 drowning migrants near Kent

British authorities have rescued 25 migrants, including eight children from drowning in the waters of the channel sea off the coast of southeastern province of Kent.

A boat with five people and eight children, some of them only two years old, was spotted on a boat carrying them rescue authority transported to Dover, Kent, by a lifeboat, the Sky News network reported on Sunday.

According to the network, the British border control authorities intercepted another small boat carrying 12 people and headed towards Folkestone town in Kent province.

The British Interior Ministry said the immigrants were believed to be from Iran and Iraq.

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