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Second man held over people found in Tilbury Docks container

A second man has been arrested in Northern Ireland in connection with the death of a man and discovery of 34 other immigrants in a shipping container at Tilbury Docks, Essex Police said.

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People found inside container travelled on P&O ferry

Thirty-five people found inside a shipping container at Tilbury Docks had travelled on a P&O commercial ferry from Zeebrugge in Belgium.

A man has died and 34 others have been hospitalised following the incident. Credit: PA Wire

The group - believed to be of Indian origin - arrived at the docks at around 6am this morning and were discovered when the ship was being unloaded.

One man has died and 34 others - including children - have been taken to hospitals suffering from severe dehydration and hypothermia.

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