Ambulance staff have been praised for their quick thinking when faced with the 35 people found in a shipping container at Tilbury Docks.
Daniel Gore, a Duty Assistant Chief Ambulance Officer at the scene, said: “The first crew on scene did a fantastic job in recognising the scale of this incident which meant we were able to get resources there very quickly and start delivering care to those involved.
He added: “Our initial priority was to assess the level and nature of any injuries, and ensure that those people in most need were treated first and taken to hospital."
One man has died and 34 others - including children - have been taken to hospitals suffering from severe dehydration and hypothermia.
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ITV News has spoken to the translator police used after 35 Afghan Sikhs, including 13 children, were found in a boat in Tilbury Docks.
ITV News has obtained exclusive footage of people, believed to be Afghan Sikhs, being released from a shipping container at Tilbury Docks.