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Britain intercepts 21 migrants in English Channel

London: British authorities on Wednesday intercepted two small boats in the English Channel carrying 21 migrants, one of whom required hospital treatment, the latest in a spate of attempted crossings. The operation follows the interception on Tuesday of 86 migrants arriving on such vessels from France -- thought to be one of the largest number of apprehensions in a single day.
On Wednesday Britain’s Border Force was alerted to the first boat at 1:30am (0030 GMT), finding eight males on board presenting themselves as Iranian nationals, the interior ministry said in a statement.
The second vessel was reported at 7:40am. (AFP)