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Two lorry drivers have been remanded in custody after appearing in court charged in connection with the death of a man found in a container at Tilbury Docks.
Stephen McLaughlin, 34, and Timothy Murphy, 33, are accused of conspiring to facilitate illegal entry into the UK.
The men, both from Londonderry, Northern Ireland, spoke only to confirm their names and personal details when they appeared during separate hearings at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court in Essex. They will appear in court again in November.
Meet Singh Kapoor, 40, from Afghanistan, was found dead inside the container at Tilbury Docks on August 16.
He was among a group of 35 immigrants, including 13 children, the rest of whom survived.
Two men have been charged over the death of a man found inside a shipping container at Tilbury docks in Essex earlier this month.
Stephen McLaughlin, 34, of Rose Park, Limavady, Londonderry and Timothy Murphy, 33 of Elmgrove, Londonderry, are both charged with conspiring to facilitate illegal entry into the UK, police said.
Both men are lorry drivers, police added.