The Home Office has revealed the identities of the 15 asylum seekers rescued from a tanker at the Port of Dover in Kent yesterday.
Twelve of the men were Syrian nationals, two were from Kuwait and one from Afghanistan. One of them was a child and has been taken into care by the social services, whilst the others are still being questioned.
Two tanker drivers are in police custody in Kent after an emergency at the Port of Dover in which 15 asylum seekers were heard knocking - in apparent distress, from the inside of a tanker on a cross-channel ferry.
Some of the fifteen people were treated by paramedics at the scene. Two were taken to hospital. They were all were tested for exposure to hazardous substances.
The incident was a chilling reminder of the tragedy at Dover 13 years ago, when 58 asylum seekers were found suffocated in the back of a sealed lorry. David Johns reports.