Migrant tragedy - 27 migrants drowned in ‘floating death trap’.

THE "floating death trap" raft that sank with the loss of 27 migrants including a pregnant woman and three kids was hit by a container ship, rescuers fear.

Horrific details of the disaster began to emerge on Thursday - as at least two more dangerously crowded rafts set sail from the French coast for the UK.

This morning about 40 people packed into the two boats, reports the BBC.

Before first light, a number of shivering migrants were seen being led ashore at Dover after being rescued by the RNLI.

Last night four suspected people smugglers who are alleged to have organised Wednesday’s fatal crossing were placed in custody facing manslaughter charges.

Just two men made a "miracle escape" from the flimsy inflatable - which was pictured by a fisherman after capsizing and losing most it its air.

The victims were mostly so-far unidentified Iraqi Kurds and Somalians who had paid the equivalent of up to £6,000 each.

Very few of them were wearing life jackets, and most are thought to have succumbed to hypothermia in the cold Channel.

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Pregnant woman & 3 children among 27 migrants killed after ‘floating death trap’ inflatable was ‘hit by container ship’

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