Basildon hospital says it is "responding to a major incident" after more than 30 adults and children were found in a shipping container in the nearby Tilbury docks.
A hospital spokeswoman said they are treating 19 people including seven children, adding "they are all currently being assessed".
Basildon Hospital is responding to a major incident. A&E is open, but please be aware that waiting times may be extended.
The uncle of dead Afghan immigrant Meet Singh Kapoor says he wanted a better life for his children. Instead his children watched him die.
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.