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Dead Afghan immigrant was seeking a new life for his children, says uncle

The family of an immigrant who died in a shipping container bound for Britain says his family attempted the dangerous journey from Afghanistan because Sikhs do not feel safe there.

Meet Singh Kapoor's uncle spoke to ITV News in Jalalabad. Credit: ITV News

Speaking to ITV News at a temple where the family worshipped in Jalalabad, the uncle of 40-year-old Meet Singh Kapoor said no-one would give Sikhs work in Afghanistan and said they faced many threats, including kidnap.

ITV News Correspondent Juliet Bremner reports:

He said the family travelled on the shipping container in the hope of a better life for the children, who instead had to watch their father die.

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