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The 10 people were discovered in a container at King George Dock at the Port of Hull in the UK (Image: Pete Harbour)

Ten people including child found in container after 3,000 mile trip from Africa

PortandTerminal.com, March 3, 2020

The Border Force in the UK confirm that a child is among the 10 Africans who travelled 3,000 miles to Hull in container

HULL, UK – Ten people have been found in a shipping container at a the Port of Hull, in northern England, police said on Tuesday. Three were taken to the hospital in need of medical attention.

The group consisted of seven men, two women and a child from Eritrea in Africa.

“Some of those found are in need of medical treatment, although none of those are thought to be in a serious or life-threatening condition.”

Police statement

In a statement released by the British Home Office, a spokesman said: “All ten who presented themselves as Eritrean nationals had arrived at the port from Zeebrugge in an unaccompanied hard-sided container.

Today’s incident at the Port of Hull brings back raw memories from last October when 39 Vietnamese migrants were found dead in the back of a reefer truck on an industrial estate east of London.

Collage of photos of young, Vietnamese people
he bodies of 39 Vietnamese migrants were discovered in a refrigerated container driven by the accused in October. Two of the dead were just fifteen-years-old

A British man who was driving the truck has admitted plotting to assist unlawful immigration. Another man who was alleged to have delivered the refrigerated truck to a Belgian port is challenging his extradition from Ireland.

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