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One dead, dozens of stowaways found 'screaming' in shipping container

1 Dead, Dozens Found 'Screaming' In Shipping Container

One man is dead and more than 30 others have been taken to the hospital after Essex England Tilbury dock workers discovered them inside a shipping container.

According to the BBC, the individuals inside the shipping container were "suffering from severe dehydration and hypothermia." Essex Police say they're treating the investigation as a homicide.

"Staff here at the port became aware of screaming and banging," Superintendent Trevor Roe said, noting that the 35 adults and children are believed to be from the Indian subcontinent.

Multiple reports suggest the people were discovered somewhere between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. after a ship carrying 50 shipping containers arrived from Belgium.

Individuals from the container were taken to three local hospitals, According to the Daily Mirror. Officials reportedly sent "seven ambulances, two rapid response cars, a patient transport services vehicle, two duty operational managers, two basics doctors and [a] hazardous area response team."

As officials continue to investigate the incident, they say they're running into difficulties due to language barriers.

The Guardian quotes Superintendent Roe as saying, "some of the difficulties around some of the questions are because we can't speak to them and engage."

With the ongoing concern surrounding the devastating outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, some news outlets have wondered about the possibility of an Ebola risk despite officials suggesting those found in the container are likely from India.

ITV reports that England's public health agency is not aware of any risk, and "would have been informed 'very quickly'" if there was a concern.

The Independent quotes a spokesperson from England's public health agency who said: "If it was Ebola, health care professionals are so alert at the moment to signs and symptoms that should there have been anyone who was showing symptoms we would have been notified immediately."

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steel_nuts August 16 2014 at 5:07 PM

Lock it back up and send it back from were it came from

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prairiecal August 16 2014 at 8:03 PM

Find out where they came from and send them back. It's worth the price of airline tickets to get them the hell out of England. England has already let enough Muslims into the country. Time for them to wake up.

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kastmaster2105 August 16 2014 at 5:35 PM

shipping containers should be x-rayed before loading.... if only just for this purpose...illegals/ferals intering any country

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Fred August 16 2014 at 4:40 PM

Now they get free lawyers

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katlady20 August 16 2014 at 8:35 PM

Is the world really better off with humans in it? How have we improved this planet? This is disgusting. Practice birth control folks. That is these way to rescue this planet.

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rvheaney August 16 2014 at 7:46 PM

Give them some food 'put food and water in the shipping container' put them in the shipping container and send them home...

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gmgpjandon August 16 2014 at 5:24 PM

If you think this is bad try figuring out the Portland Or. mess. Due to the lack of leadership in the local government, two unions have practically shut down the port of Portland over which union will PLUG in the refrigerated containers. Really, anyone with one and a half an ass could do it. Sort of like plugging your toaster. Two unions, dumb and dumber. And I don't know how many politicos are involved. Sure would be a good chance for them to show leadership and settle the situation in favor of the TAX PAYERS and the city of Portland. And I don't even live in that modern day Sodom, nor would I. Dumb is as dumb does, water seeks it's own level etc. etc.

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SCUL8RSB August 16 2014 at 5:27 PM

What is so disturbing about it. These imagrunts do this all the time. You get what you get.

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alspoolhall August 16 2014 at 5:23 PM

Wondering why all types of storage yards/facilities don't have security guard(s) scouring the property for exactly this kind of thing and a myriad of other things. Management would know what was going on and this would aid in the security of the place. Big boys at the top of the food chain, think outside the box and hire a couple more people and some golf carts . . . whatever. Run a tight ship.

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Patricia,,,,, August 16 2014 at 5:31 PM

Yet another AOL article that tells you nothing...

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