Five Britons die after boat sinks on whale-watching trip off Canada


A woman and four men, all of them British, have died after the whale watching boat they were on capsized off the west coast of Canada.

The 20-metre Leviathan II, which was carrying 27 people, turned over near Vancouver Island on Sunday afternoon local time.

The British Columbia coroner's office said that three of those killed were tourists, and the other two lived in Canada.

Twenty one people were rescued from the stricken vessel, with one other still missing.