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Refugees: Dutch authorities find 25 migrants in refrigerated containers


The refugees hid in a refrigerated container on a Danish freight ferry en route to England. Two people had to go to the hospital for treatment.

The Dutch authorities have discovered 25 migrants in a refrigerated container. According to police, the container was on a truck aboard a cargo ferry en route to the UK. The ship had started from the Dutch port Vlaardingen near Rotterdam in the English Felixstowe, but turned around after the officials had discovered the migrants.

The refrigerated container was switched on according to media reports. The truck was seized and the driver arrested. At first it was still unclear whether he knew about the migrants. According to the Rotterdam police, 23 of them were taken to a police station after a medical examination, two to the hospital for medical treatment. The origin of the persons was initially unclear.

In October, 39 bodies had been discovered in a refrigerated truck east of London. A ship had previously brought the container from Belgium to England. The victims came from Vietnam. Every year, thousands of migrants are illegally brought to the UK, mainly in trucks or by ships and boats.

Source: zeit

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