Thirty-five people discovered in a container at Tilbury Docks are believed to be of Indian origin, possibly Punjab, ITV News understands.
One man was pronounced dead at the scene while 34 others have been taken to hospital suffering from "severe dehydration and hypothermia".
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.