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Afghan stowaways seeking UK asylum

A group of people from Afghanistan rescued from a shipping container in Essex are claiming asylum in the UK, the Home Office has said.

A group of people from Afghanistan rescued from a shipping container in Essex are claiming asylum in the UK, the Home Office has said.

Thirty-five people, including 15 children, were found at Tilbury Docks on Saturday. One man was found dead.

The remaining four migrants who were being treated in hospital for the effects of severe dehydration and hypothermia were released earlier.

The BBC's Jo Black has spoken to British Sikhs who have been helping the group.

  • 18 Aug
  • From the section UK