Man dies in Britain as 35 people found in shipping container

shipping container, 35 people inside

Photo from the Telegraph news video.

(Reuters) – A man has died after 35 people, including several children, were found inside a shipping container being unloaded at a dock in eastern England on Saturday morning, police said.

Two of the group, believed to be from the Indian sub-continent, were taken to hospital in serious but not life-threatening condition, while others were treated for dehydration and hypothermia.

The container was being unloaded at Tilbury docks in Essex from a ferry that had arrived from Zeebrugge, Belgium.

Essex police said that for the time being they were treating the incident as a homicide investigation.

“As a result of the ferry docking, staff at the port became aware of screaming and banging coming from the container,” Superintendent Trevor Roe told reporters.

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